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Philoctetes – “Why did we come here, what did we fight for, why and where do we return to?”

28. Februar 2017, Bošnjački Institut at 20:00

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TEXT by YANNIS RITSOS

DIRECTED BY: SISSY PAPATHANASSIOU

PERFORMED BY: TSIMARAS TZANATOS

SONG: CHARIS SYMEONIDOU

MUSIC COMPOSITION / SOUNDSCAPE: THE MILENA PRINCIPLE

SCENOGRAPHIE – COSTUMES: ZOI MOLYVDA FAMELI

VIDEO/PHOTOS: FRANK JAMES JOHNSON

PRODUCTION: ANALOGIOGR

 

In Greek with English / French subtitles, duration 55 min.

 

Summer afternoon on a secluded beach on a Greek island. Ten years of Trojan War. The oracle says that without Philoctetes and Hercules’ weapons that he keeps, Troy cannot be conquered.

Philoctetes lives in exile in the Aegean island where he was abandoned, wounded, by his companions en route to Troy.  Odysseus together with Neoptolemus, the son of Achiles,  are sent to convince him to follow them or to return Hercule’s bow and arrows.  However, Philoctetes refuses to reconcile with the people who had cruelly abandoned him ten years prior. The young Neoptolemus tries to convince him to get back to the battlefront…

 

 

PHILOCTETES: ON A WOUND OF HISTORY OR RE-IMAGING THE PAST

In our performance of Philoctetes the force of narrative and imagination nourish realities at the fringe of History. Addressing directly the audience, the performers conduct a compassionate inquiry into the Greece of today. We draw our material from the fundamental heroic myths of the past, from Greek history.

A theatrical gem, an on-stage poem that illuminates our perspective.

Sissy Papathanassiou

 

 

YIANNIS RITSOS -PLAYWRIGHT’S BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

YIANNIS RITSOS (1909 –1990) WAS A GREEK POET AND LEFT-WING ACTIVIST DURING WORLD WAR II.

RITSOS’ POETRY RANGES FROM THE OVERTLY POLITICAL TO THE DEEPLY PERSONAL, AND IT OFTEN UTILIZES CHARACTERS FROM ANCIENT GREEK MYTHS

TWICE NOMINATED FOR THE NOBEL PRIZE. RITSOS IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREAT GREEK POETS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, ALONGSIDE KONSTANTINOS KAVAFIS, KOSTAS KARIOTAKIS, ANGELOS SIKELIANOS, GIORGOS SEFERIS AND ODYSSEAS ELYTIS. THE FRENCH POET LOUIS ARAGON ONCE SAID THAT RITSOS WAS “THE GREATEST POET OF OUR AGE.”

SISSY PAPATHANASSIOU -DIRECTOR’S BRIEF BIOGRAPHY  

Dr. SISSY PAPATHANASSIOU STUDIED LAW IN GREECE, THEATRE AND HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION IN PARIS AT THE ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES AND SORBONNE.

SHE IS, AND HAS BEEN, WIDELY ACTIVE IN THEATRE ORGANIZING, TEACHING AND DIRECTING, AS WELL AS,  PROMOTION OF ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES AT-LARGE. IN 2005, SHE FOUNDED THE ANALOGIO THEATRE FESTIVAL IN ATHENS, TO WHICH SHE HAS BEEN THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EVERY YEAR SINCE.

FROM 2011-2015, MS PAPATHANASIOU WAS THE GREEK  REPRESENTATIVE AT THE EUROPEAN COMMISSIONS’ CULTURAL SECTION.

CURRENTLY, SISSY PAPATHANASSIOU IS THE HEAD OF THE ARTS THEATRE OF GREECE  INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT. SHE IS ALSO IN CHARGE OF THE GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE EVALUATION DEPT. OF THE HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE.

Ibro Spahic sa glumcima Philoctetes iz Grcke