In a makeshift room, decorated in a haphazard DIY fashion, a performer puts his notably awkwardly shaped body under the magnifying glass. Magic comes from the mundane and references to cabaret, vaudeville and slapstick abound.
Greek artist Euripides Laskaridis is preoccupied by ideas about transformation and ridicule. By testing the limits of our acceptance of the incongruous and unfamiliar, performer and audience alike will experience a moment of transcendence.
Director, choreographer, set designer: Euripides Laskaridis
Direction adviso: Tatiana Bre
Playwriting advisor: Alexandros Mistriotis
Costume: Angelos Mendis
Sound design: Kostas Michopoulos
Sound installation & live operation: Nikos Kollias – Kostis Pavlopoulos
Musical advisor: Kornelios Selamsis
Light consultant: Eliza Alexandropoulou
Light installation: Miltos Athanasiou
Light technician: Konstantinos Margas – Giorgos Melissaropoulos
Assistant director: Ioanna Plessa
Stage technician: Tzela Christopoulou
Construction: Marios Sergios Eliakis, Ioanna Plessa, Melina Terzakis
Creative production: James Konstantinidis, Natasa Kouvari
Technical director: Konstantinos Margas
Executive production & tour management: Simona Fremder
Presented in collaboration with: EdM Productions y Rial & Eshelman
A coproduction of: Athens & Epidaurus Festival y OSMOSIS
Euripides Laskaridis (director, performer) tackles with the themes of ridicule and transformation. He studied acting in Athens and direction in New York. Euripides Laskaridis has been performing since 1995, working with such directors as Dimitris Papaioannou and Robert Wilson.
In 2009, he founded the OSMOSIS Performing Arts Co. The company’s first solo work, RELIC, premiered in 2015 and continues been sought out worldwide. Euripides’ second work TITANS is an international co-production between Greece, France, Canada, The Netherlands and Portugal. It premiered in 2017 and as RELIC it continues touring worldwide in the most prestigious international festivals. In 2019, Euripides created ELENIT, a coproduction between Greece, Spain, France, Canada, Italy, Belgium and The Neatherlands. ELENIT is presently touring worldwide.
In 2016 Euripides was awarded one of the inaugural Pina Bausch Fellowships.