DANCER AND ALARME IN MODENA

ATTIS THEATRE IN FESTIVAL VIE SCENA CONTEMPORANEA, IN MODENA, ITALY

DANCER by Erich Arendt on May 29th and 30th
ALARME on May 31st and June 1st

Attis Theatre participates in the International Festival Vie Scena Contemporanea, in Modena (Italy), presenting two performances. Dancer, by Erich Arendt will be presented in Teatro della Passioni on May 29th and 30th, while Alarme will be presented in the same venue on May 31st and June 1st. Both the performances are directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos. Festival Vie Scena Contemporanea is one the most important and active Italian International festivals. This year's edition of the festival hosts, besides Attis Theatre and Theodoros Terzopoulos, Alvis Hermanis, Pascal Rambert, Cesar Brie, Pippo Delbono and more (http://www.viefestivalmodena.com/).
Within the frames of the festival, Theodoros Terzopoulos will offer a three-day workshop in Corte Ospitale Rubiera for the professional actors of Teatro Emilia Romagna, in Modena. Theodoros Terzopoulos will be assisetd by his partner, Savvas Stroumpos.

A few words about Dancer.
Dancer is perhaps the most renowned among the, so called, greek poems written by Arendt. The main theme of Dancer is the conflict between two powers that concludes to total destruction. They could be interpreted as the logic, at one hand, and the instinct, at the other. Thus, we could say that in the Dancer we have the concentration of the deep core of ancient tragedy. In Attis theatre's performance this conflict is interpreted by the actor Tasos Dimas as the striving of an aged and exhausted body, in the threshold of senility, with the last but omnipotent indications of energy. That same energy that used to be a reason of joy and ecstasis, has now been transformed into a hostile factor, since it obstructs the body from dying. The director Theodoros Terzopoulos also participates in the performance.

Translation: Torsten Israel
Direction: Theodoros Terzopoulos

Dancer: Tasos Dimas
Narrator: Theodoros Terzopoulos

A few words about Alarme
Alarme, one of the atop performances of last years in Athens, had been greatly appreciated by the audience and highly praised by the greek and internationsll press.
Alarme, based on the correspendence between Maria Stewart and Queen Elizabeth, deals with the love-hatred relationship between the two Queens that were never met in real life, in order to comment upon the always current issue of authority. 

Direction - Scenic installation: Theodoros Terzopoulos
Costumes: Loukia
Music: Panagiotis Velianitis
Lights: Theodoros Terzopoulos, Konstaninos Bethanis
Hair styling: Dimitris Palaiologou

Maria Stewart: Aglaia Pappa
Elizabeth: Sophia Hill
Narrator: Tasos Dimas

info: VIE FESTIVAL
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Tel: +39.059.305738 / Fax +39.059 3091181
http://www.viefestivalmodena.com/

(photo: Johanna Weber)