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6 a.m. How to disappear completely

9-18 ΟCΤ 2015
20:30
Main Stage
The most visionary Greek theatre group of the younger generation returns to the Onassis Cultural Centre with an international co-production after a three-year tour in Europe. Imagining theatre as a construction site for building utopias, blitz transports us to the forbidden zone of a future happiness. There where we disappear, utopia may appear.
Full price: 10 – 15 – 18 – 28€  
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 8 – 11 – 14 – 22€
Large groups (10+ people):
6 – 9 – 12 – 20€
People with disabilities: 5€ - Companions: 10€
Unemployed: 5€
Following the dystopian ‘Trilogy of the End’ (Late Night, Don Quixote and Galaxy), the blitz team now creates its most radically optimistic stage narrative: a triptych in search of a new utopia – political, social and personal. Their new reading of the world discloses those hidden spiritual elements, without which living is mere survival.
 
Blitz’s motto is ‘No more reality’. It takes its cue from Romanticism’s discord with the world, as expressed in the restless poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin. The Manifestos of Futurism and the utopian constructions of contemporary architecture provide additional aesthetic orientation. Special reference points are Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker (1979) and the Soviet science-fiction novel Roadside Picnic (1972) by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, on which this work is based.
 
In 6:00 a.m. How to disappear completely, Giorgos Valais, Aggeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, and their colleagues explore the idea of a route to a place (both external and internal) as well as another level of reality. They are squatters of an abandoned construction site at the edge of a city. There they will build a future territory, making poetic use of what’s left of the past. In this promised land, ‘two citizens will be enough to build a metropolis, three to build a country, and four to build a world’, in the words of the visual artist, architect and performer Vito Acconci. 
 
6:00 a.m. How to disappear completely is a production of the Onassis Cultural Centre and blitz theatre group, co-produced by Sao Luiz Teatro Municipal - Lisbon (PT), La Filature – Scène Nationale de Mulhouse (FR), La Comédie De Reims – Festival Reims Scènes d’Europe (FR).
Dramaturgs are Stefanie Carp, distinguished German dramaturg and director of performing arts at the Vienna International Festival Festwochen, and the accomplished Greek dramaturg Nikos Flessas.

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On 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 October with English surtitles (Surtitles translation: Memi Katsoni).

Strobe lights will be used during the show.

PARALLEL EVENT

Thursday 15 October
After performance talk with the blitz theatre company
Chaired by George Sampatakakis, Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, Department of Theatre Studies, University of Patras


Direction: blitz theatre group
Dramaturgy: blitz theatre group, Angelos Skassilas, Stefanie Carp
Set designer: Efi Birba
Costumes designer: Vassilia Rozana
Lighting designer: Tassos Paleoroutas
Sound design - Μusic: Yorgos Konstantinidis, Coti K.
Movement: Yannis Nikolaidis
Assistant director: Vassia Attarian
Assistant set designer: Alexia Chrysochoidou

Make-up designer: Evi Zafiropoulou
Hair designer: ChronisTzimos

With: Aris Armaganidis, Aris Balis, Michalis Kimonas, Angeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Areti Seintaridou, Yorgos Valais

Stage automation: Thanos Eleftherakos
Props: Tzela Christopoulou, Yorgos Koskorellos, Cristina Suarez Herrero
Set model construction: Michaila Pliaplia
Set construction: Panagiotis Blanas
Seamstress: Lena Papamichail
Shoes & leather accessories construction: Ourania Psevedourou
Masks construction: Roger Fischer
Fabric special treatments & dying: Grigoris Bessas
Tailoring: Efi Karantasiou, Litsa Moumouri

Project development, Promotion & Touring: Judith Martin / Ligne Directe
Production Manager: Maria Dourou

Production: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens & blitz theatre group
Co-produced by Sao Luiz Teatro Municipal - Lisbon (PT), La Filature – Scène Nationale de Mulhouse (FR), La Comédie De Reims – Festival Reims Scènes d’Europe (FR), , Théâtre De La Ville - Paris (FR), Nouveau Théâtre De Montreuil (FR), Ligne Directe - Paris (FR)
 
Special thanks to all the participants of the workshops ‘Theatre as a construction site’, that were realized in Brussels and Reims, the Athens Festival, Synergyo, Yolanda Markopoulou, Tanya Kaladyasnaya, Voula Michail, GIANNETOS company, and MISHOP stores.

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PARALLEL EVENTS

9 - 10 Oct 2015

12:00
20€
 

ADULTS

Masterclass by Stefanie Carp

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Full price: 18 €   
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 10 €  
Large groups (10+ people): 9 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

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21:00 Upper Stage
Full price: 15 €
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 10 €
Large groups (10+ people): 9 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

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20:30 Main Stage
EARLY BIRD PRESALE
from 30 NOV until 22 DEC:
13 - 20 €
Full price: 15 - 18 - 28 €
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 11 - 14 - 22 €
Large groups
(10+ people): 9 - 12 - 20 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

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20:30 Main Stage
EARLY BIRD from 11 MAR
until 12 APR: 13 – 20 €
Full price: 15 – 18 – 28 €
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 11 – 14 – 22 €
Large groups (10+ people):
9 – 12 – 20 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

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