The Return

Jun 3, 2010 - May 6, 2010

World-premiere of multi-media performance by an ensemble of Greek and American theatre artists...

"The Return" poster

The bilingual show, The Return, combines a live music concert and sophisticated video technology to create a "Rockumentary" (Rock Documentary) live on stage in front of the audience. The story is adapted from The Bacchae; a mysterious Greek/American pop star named Acolyte washes up on the shores of Greece, taking the country by storm. He intoxicates his audiences with a unique blend of American and Greek musical styles, a retinue of dancers and psychedelic live video manipulation. His melodic campaign of cultural domination is thwarted by an advocate/scholar bent on preserving the integrity of her culture and music. But as their ideological battle moves from the public to the personal, will she risk her family being torn apart? Can she resist Acolyte's seductive powers?

The innovative, live documentary film format is used to interweave the past and present, to tell a classic story of the fatal struggle between tradition and progress in a never-before-seen theatrical event filled with thrilling music and dance. This show explores the overwhelming global influence of American culture and the English language in a Greek context. It is a completely bilingual production with subtitles both in English and in Greek.

The event is supported by the Hellenic American University and the Hellenic American Union.

Performance contributors:

Script: Eamonn Farrell and Company
Lyrics: Eamonn Farrell
Music: William Antoniou
Choreography: Faidra Soutou
Video: Thanasis Totsikas
Starring:
Isaias Matiaba, Stevi Fortoma, Vicky Kampouri, Liz Davito, Lambros Papageorgiou, Jessica WeinsteinChara Kotsali, Faidra Soutou, Nafsika Peppa-Triandari, Margarita Trikka
Musicians:
William Antoniou, Thodoris Maraidonis, Fotis Tsoranidis, Chloi Kaberou

 

Information

Artist Eamonn Farrell, William Antoniou, Faidra Soutou, Thanasis Totsikas
Venue Chora Theater (Amorgou 20, Kipseli)
Start Date 03/06/2010
End Date 06/05/2010
Starting Time 21:30
Type Performance
Participants Isaias Matiaba, Stevi Fortoma, Vicky Kampouri, Liz Davito, Lambros Papageorgiou, Jessica WeinsteinChara Kotsali, Faidra Soutou, Nafsika Peppa-Triandari, Margarita Trikka, Thodoris Maraidonis, Fotis Tsoranidis, Chloi Kaberou
Languages: EL, EN
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Tickets: 10€
Last Update At: 2011/07/12 - 10:47:05

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