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Mystery 113 A Celebration To Change The World

Mystery 113 A Celebration To Change The World

2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture and the Aeschylia Festival present Mystery 113 A CELEBRATION TO CHANGE THE WORLD by the oper(o) troupe, on 15 September on Nikolaidou Pedestrian Street. A musical walking performance dreaming of changing the world, with 26 musicians, singers, dancers and actors.

Credits:

Artistic Director: Erifili Giannakopoulou
Director: Irene Georgalaki & Erifili Giannakopoulou
Original Music: Fanis Zachopoulos – Dimitris Tasainas
Sound design: Brian Coon
Texts: Nefeli Maistrali
Choreography: Katerina Foti
Art Direction – Set Design: Katerina Charou
Executive production: The oper(o) troupe
Musicians: Konstantinos Aslanidis (Tuba), Stefanos Dafnis (Trumpet), Stelios Michas Egglezos (Trombone), Foivos Galanis (Trumpet), Raphael Meleteas (Percussion), Giannis Papadoulis (Percussion)
Singers: Eleni Boukli, Eva Galogavrou, Kallia Gerakianaki, Giorgos Nikopoulos, Dimitris Tasainas, Fanis Zachopoulos, Nikos Ziaziaris
Dancers: Eleftheria Agapaki, Elina Demirtzioglou, Eleftheria Iliopoulou, Christiana Katsimpraki, Maritina Katsimpraki, Stella Pagiati, Christiana Matelska Toka, Sevasti Zafeira

Information:

Date: Friday, September 15
Arrival time: 19:15
Starting point: Heroes’ Square (beginning of Nikolaidou Pedestrian Walk)
Duration: 60 minutes

The entrance is free

A production by 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture

In the framework of the Aeschylia Festival

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On 15 September – the date when, according to historical documents, the first act of the Eleusinian Mysteries each year began – a great celebration comes to the city, to cry out the profound need for freedom and rebirth. An eclectic band of artists, strange creatures, prepare a ceremony to change the world. From the Iroon Square, the starting point of their route, until the parking space of the Elefsina Old Oil Mill Factory, where their journey will culminate, they produce an explosion that is personal, emotional and desperate. Collective and frightening. They demand, they shout, they kiss, they dance, they fall in love, they dance incessantly, they take a stand. They demand. They build and destroy. They parade and ask the people to follow them. To become a part of the celebration. And, along the way, become part of the change.

Mystery 113 A CELEBRATION TO CHANGE THE WORLD is an explosion for change, in defence of poetry, love and art. An explosion packed with freedom, bursting with oxygen.

 

A few words about the oper(o) troupe

The oper(o) troupe was created in Athens in 2008 by Erifili Giannakopoulou. It features a core of distinguished young artists from a variety of fields (directors, visual artists, musicians and composers, choreographers, sound designers). It is one of the first independent groups in Greece involved in opera and lyrical theatre. Seeking out a new contemporary idiom, they view opera as a multimedia platform where all forms of art can coexist. Their aim is to create modern performances and theatre experiences that redefine the role of opera and art in contemporary society.

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