From 5th to 7th May, Berlin-based independent opera company Novoflot presents Mystery 114 Everything Open, an opera in the public space, where musicians, performers and dancers invite the audience to follow them on an imaginative journey.
An Original Work By: Novoflot
Conceived & Directed By: Sven Holm
Music Direction: Vicente Larrañaga
Musical Composition: Antonis Anissegos, Hayden Chisholm
Set & Costume Design: Elisa Limberg
Film: Mirko Borscht
Production Partner: Cultόpια
Performers: Dissonart Ensemble, Dk Heroes, Hayden Chisholm,
Antonis Anissegos, Lisa Marie Stojčev, Renae Shadler, Adriana Amade, Emma Silva Jenner, Aminata Toscano, And Others
Production & Management: Dörte Wolter
Co-production: The Senate Department For Culture And Europe
Starting time: 20:00
Meeting Point: Old Town Hall Elefsina
Performance duration: 120’
Spectators are advised to wear warm clothes.
An unconventional opera by the renowned performing arts company Novoflot.
Starting from the Old Town Hall of Elefsina, walking through closed venues, such as small shops or inactive businesses, the artistic group Novoflot will present an innovative walking music-theatrical performance, walking – together with the spectators – along the pedestrian street of Nikolaidou Street, along the Archaeological Site, ending up via Kanellopoulou Street at the open theatre of the Old Oil Mill Factory. This is the third part of the “Everything Open” trilogy that links the choir culture with another aspect of cultural heritage that has been particularly affected by the pandemic: retail, entertainment and hospitality.
The first two parts of the trilogy were created in Berlin in 2022 while for Elefsina Novoflot are developing the third part of the project, in collaboration with the distinguished Greek composer and pianist in both classical/contemporary and jazz/improvised music Antonis Anissegos, award-winning saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist from New Zealand Hayden Chisholm and a wide range of diverse musical ensembles, including the vibrant ensemble dissonArt from Thessaloniki, the Belgrade gypsy formation DK Heroes.
Members of the Choir of Asia Minor of Elefsina (Apostolaki Eleni, Asimakopoulos Grigoris, Vaggelis Tsakiroglou, Vidalis Dimitris, Gonalakis Michail, Daskalou Marina, Delaveri Voula, Douklia Eleni, Drakoulis Nikos, Zepka Maria, Karaververi Efstratia, Karakitsou Froso, Karatza Virginia, Kartiadaki Margarita, Katrivessi Christina, Katseli Stamatia, Korras Thodoris, Lioura Maria, Lioli Panagiota, Marinakis Yiannis, Michailos Periklis, Belssi Emilia, Paraskevopoulou Panagiota, Peppa Evangelia, Polyvou Katerina, Sakelariou Garifallia, Saretzioti Katerina, Skandalaki Ioulia, Totsika Evangelia, Tsakiroglou Vaggelis, Tsantila Vassiliki, Tsantila Panagiota, Tsolaki Evgenia, Fronimaki Christina, Hani Dimitra, Karelos Nikolaos) and students of the School of Dance of the Athens Conservatory (Sofia Agapitou, Markella Vlachou, Maria Demertzi, Lefteris Dimopoulos, Niovi Episkopou, Stevina Kogkaki, Nefeli Kollia, Athina Kolliatou, Myrto Koukou, Christos Lemtzidis, Smaragda Nikolidaki, Aggeliki Daveli, Manolis Papaioannou, Eftychia Stenou, Danae Strantzali, Katerina Tsouma, Sofia Farmakopoulou, Dorianna Foufi, Elenanthi Fragouli) are participating.
Novoflot have performed in numerous theatres and opera houses in Europe. Their productions are music theatre events sometimes in unconventional performance spaces: not only in theatres, operas, concert halls and exhibition spaces, but also in sports stadiums and sunken churches, integrating the public space into their conceptions. They regularly collaborate with an eclectic group of international artists from various artistic fields, making them an innovative opera company that relates to and appeals to a wide range of different audiences, as they constantly adapt to the local specifics of the destinations where they tour.
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