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Europium (The end of the world will be better this year)

29 OCT - 1 NOV 2015
20:30
Main Stage
Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Fruček build a raft for Europe’s uncertain future.
Full price: 10 – 15 – 18 €   
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 8 – 11 – 14 €  
Large groups (10+ people):
6 – 9 – 12 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €
The dance duo Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Fruček talk to us about their new production, which is called ‘Europium’.

“A couple of years ago when we started preparing this performance, we were very interested in the history and mythology relating to the name of Europe. Believing in the strong correlation between a word and the reality which it describes, we presumed that semantic and etymological studies on the word ‘Europe’ could provide us with precious information about Europe’s founding myths and identity and raise questions about the idea of a European community now and what it might mean for our generation.

Then, about a year ago, we discovered the title of the performance: ‘Europium’, the chemical element EU63 which was named after Europe. Europium is an element that plays no significant biological role; an element that was found to be unstable and to easily decay; an element whose ion-exchange is called the ‘negative europium anomaly’.
However intriguing or symbolic the above information about the name ‘Europe’ and its derivatives may be in terms of their reference to today, we like to be practical and work with simple, tangible materials.
One of our favorites is wood. So we started working on a raft. The Raft of the Medusa seemed to us to be the clearest story about Europe so far.

The Raft of the Medusa is a true story that happened in the aftermath of the shipwreck of the French naval frigate Méduse. The ship ran aground on a sandbank off the West African coast because of her captain’s inability to navigate. On July 5 1816, at least 147 people were set adrift on a hurriedly constructed raft; all but 15 died in the 13 days before their rescue, and those who survived endured starvation and dehydration and practiced cannibalism.

The shipwreck happened because of the captain’s incompetence; he lacked experience and ability, but had been granted his position in an act of political preferment. And the people didn’t make it because they turned into beasts. The people on the raft died violently. Although they were trying to be rescued, they ended up abandoning each other, killing each other, eating each other and dying in horrible ways.

Again. This story, the Raft of the Medusa, seemed to us to be the clearest story about Europe so far.
All the above are our thoughts about Europe. And this is what really stayed in the performance and its development.”

credits

Concept and direction: Rootlessroot - Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Fruček
Visual Concept and Set Design: Jozef Fruček
Music Composition: Vassilis Mantzoukis
Dramaturgy: Martin Kubran
Sound Engineer: Christos Parapagkidis
Light Design: Sofia Alexiadou
Costumes: Isabelle Lhoas
Created and Performed by: Manuel Ronda, Jacob Ingram-Dodd, Konstantina Efthymiadou, Paul Blackman, Linda Kapetanea
Special thanks to: Panagiotis Nikas(Kalamata City Major), Vicky Maragopoulou, Panagos Fournarakis, Paris Mexis, Dimitris Kapetaneas, Anastasia Kapetanea, Chara Mantzouki, Giorgos Mantzoukis, Iliana Skoulaki, Ιoanna Nasiopoulou
Produced by: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens & RootlessRoot
Co-produced by: JoJo-Oulu Dance Centre, Oulu City Theater
Premiere: Oulu Dance Centre, Finland, 22 October 2015

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PARALLEL EVENT
Friday 30 October
After performance talk with Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Fruček
Chaired by Giorgos Mitropoulos, journalist
PARALLEL EVENTS

30 Oct 2015

5 € per student

SCHOOLS

Europium

31 Oct - 21 Nov 2015

36 € (for the whole series)

TEENAGERS

Playing with Rootlessroot

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RELEVANT EVENTS

26 - 29 Feb 2016

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 €

DANCE

Iris Karayan ALASKA

5 - 7 Dec 2015

20:30 Main Stage
EARLY BIRD until 6 NOV:
30% discount for zones A and B

Full price: 15 – 18 – 25 – 36 – 45 €
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 11-14-20-29-36 €
Large groups (10+ people):
9-12-18-27-34 €  
People with disabilities: 5€ - Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

DANCE

John Adams / Lucinda Childs / Frank Gehry Available Light

17 - 19 Dec 2015

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

DANCE

KVS & les ballets C de la B Coup Fatal

9 - 10 Apr 2016

20:30 Main Stage
Full price: 15 – 18 €
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 11 – 14 €
Large groups (10+ people):
9 – 12 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

DANCE

TAO Dance Theater 6 & 7