It opens its doors for the 18th year
The International Analogio Festival 2021 opens its doors for the 18th year on Tuesday September 21, 2021 in the courtyard of the History Museum of the University of Athens, Old University (Tholou 5, Plaka) with two new plays.
The Festival program revolves around the axis of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution entitled “200 years of Revolution? Rewrite ancient myths today ”.
Set against the backdrop of the sacred rock of the Acropolis, the Festival curtain opens with the “Hands” of Saki Serefa directed – interpreted Dimitris Piatas and “WIFI connection” of Nathalie Katsou realized by Sofias Dermitzaki.
20:00 GREECE Sakis Serefas HANDS
An orthopedic doctor is about to retire and gives a farewell talk on protecting upper limbs from injury. During the conference, something changes in the behavior of the speaker. He increasingly refers to the struggle of 1821 and to the hands of anonymous fighters. Finally, it is revealed, in a delirious crescent of speech and movement, that for so long the speaker is based on a personal story that may concern us all.
The piece “Hands” by Sakis Serefas qualified for the International Competition of the International Analogio Festival entitled “200 years of Revolution? Rewrite ancient myths today ”.
Staging – interpretation: Dimitris Piatas
The Greeks who died in the Revolution of 1821 are estimated at around… of course 400,000 thousand, combatants and civilians. With five or six liters of blood in each body, we fill eight Olympic swimming pools, in which history has fun with its lamé leggings swimsuit, sometimes making her lying down, sometimes anteriorly, to always keep in shape. 400,000 dead. That is to say 800,000 hands. That is to say 8,000,000 fingers. Unregistered hands, not like surnames, the trademark hands of famous heroes… We are talking here about anonymous hands eaten by the marmaga, the darkness, the black swallow, oblivion, as if they had never existed!
?? Sakis serefas was born in 1960 in Thessaloniki, where he lives. He studied medieval and modern Greek philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2000, as a Fulbright Fellow, he took a course at the New York Department of Classical Studies. To date, he has published 54 books on poetry, prose, translations, anthologies and more. He has written 13 plays which have been performed at the National Theater, K.Th.BE, the Athens-Epidaurus and Philippi Festival, the Tristan Theater (London) and elsewhere. He also wrote the screenplay for the film Bearings. He has been honored several times by public and private organizations. His play Take the Road is included in the list “The 120 best contemporary plays of European theatrical conversion” (ETC, 2010).
GREECE Natalia Katsou WIRELESS CONNECTION
Six people with completely different backgrounds, six strangers locked in their homes are looking for something revolutionary and meet in the most incredible universe: in Greece in 1821, today. In the new video game, the avatars have glorious and familiar names: Miaoulis, Bouboulina, Androutsos and wear jeans and sportswear. Through the screen, the heroes face their fear, get to know each other and embark on an adventure that pushes the limits. What we know may not be true. Time dances at its own pace. Because all revolutions have been written and each new movement faces the imprint of the previous one, the hardest confrontation is with ourselves. And, after all, how can we speak of heroes? Setting up a wireless connection and rewriting history.
The work “Connexion sans fil” by Natalia Katsou. was commissioned to write for the young poet and playwright from the Greek diaspora during her theatrical residency at the International Analogio Festival. It was first presented as an ongoing project at the Festival in 2019 and is now presented in its final form.
CORAIL: I’m coming back! I will come back, as I want! And I will leave, I will take the big boat to take it to Chios. […] He puts Antonios, my big brother, on my head. […] The big brother is watching. The big brother is watching. […] My nail does not burn. […] Now, here, face to face. Yes, you, come on. Challenge accepted. […] I’ll play with him! I’ll crush the rooster. I am stronger. […] And I will buy my own boat. Here by the Turks. […] Why; Who says it’s forbidden. Click and buy. Here is. Boat, new, mine. Mioul. So, lord. That’s what everyone will call me. It’s my name, now and forever, Miaoulis!
The heroes of Natalia Katsou, in the play “Wireless Connection”, get tangled up in a perpetual game on the internet, leaving only their revolutionary instincts and their hopes. The goal of our show is to highlight the loneliness that governs their lives, their choices and their daily lives. The way they are trapped in a video game featuring the heroes of 21, but also how this virtual reality finally comes to their deconstruction. Technology will help us, with projections of images that flood us every day, mingled with the Revolution that never comes, but also closely linked to the natural landscape of space. Tradition is an important element, constantly present, reminding our heroes of their identity, but also a touch that they have forgotten.
Realized by: Sofia dermitzaki
Video: Maria papadaki
Assistant Director: Kalianna Gigourtsi
Spyros Asimenios, Hlias Gogianos, Evangelia Kapogianni, Maria Branidou, Zacharoula Oikonomou, Démosthène Filippas
?? Nathalie Katsou was born in Athens. He studied law, drama and theater studies. He completed his Masters (MFA) in Theatrical Directing at the “East 15 Acting School” as a MIET “Alexis Minoti” Fellow. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Theater Studies under the supervision of Professor George P. Pefanis. Her first writing and directing job was The Wedding Dress (2006) in the empty space of the National Theater experimental stage. He teaches drama and theater in London. She is the artistic director of the contemporary opera group “Operaview”. He has published plays, most recently The Good, and Poetry, with the new Pagan collection.
?? Sofia dermitzaki He graduated from the Athens Conservatory of Drama, with honors from the University of Surrey, England, in the Department of Molecular Microbiology. During the period 2002-2006, she attended the interpretation seminars of Andreas Manolikakis, on the method of actor studios. From 2002 to 2006, he took singing lessons with singer Myrto Doulis. He has collaborated with the National Theater and the KTHBE, the DIPETHE of Ioannina and the DIPETHE of Roumeli, as well as with various groups in Athens and Crete, as an actor and director and is a founding member of the theater group Stravaganti NUOVI.
The International Analogio Festival 2021 is organized with the support and under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the collaboration of the Laboratory of Music, Acoustics and Technology of the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, the Department of theater studies of the University of the Peloponnese, the Interpretation of the Ionian University, the Association of Book Publishers, the Zappeion Book Festival, the Czech Center of Athens, the National Cultural Foundation and the Embassy of Hungary.
International Analogio Festival 2021
Organized by: Friends of the proportional group
Executive director: Smaro kotsia
Production manager: Rania Papadopoulou
Proofreading: Thanasis Vassileiou, Elias Kafaoglou
Translations of works into Greek: Smaro Kotsia, Leandros Polenakis, Sonia Stamou Dorniakova
Translation of the program in English and French: Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpretation, Ionian University
Writing – corrections of English texts: Theodora Loukas
Organizational support: Kyveli Dragoumi
Recordings of works: Laboratory of Acoustics and Music Technology, Department of Music Studies, University of Athens. Laboratory manager: Anastasia Georgaki.
Sound engineer: Victor Mastela
Responsible for student internships: Despina Kosmopoulou
Digital technologies, market actions: Geert vermeire
Graphic design: Maria Stefosi, A4Art design
Light design – scenography: Zoe Molyvda Fameli
Website design and development: Dimitris Vallianatos
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