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The "Other" Home

En Dynamei theatre ensemble / Directed by Eleni Efthymiou

9-24 JAN 2016
Upper Stage
1 hour and 50 minutes
“Life is better when we all share it creatively”. With this motto the En Dynamei theatre ensemble, which consists of people with and without disabilities, creates sensitive, humorous productions.
Full price: 12 €
Reduced & Groups
(5+ people): 9 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €
What role does imagination play in the real world? How can it shape personal and public space? What is a ‘home’? Is a person with disabilities free to mould the environment in which they live? Is the welfare system equipped to cater for individual needs and desires? And who’s there to answer the anguished question every parent asks: “What will happen to my child when I am gone?”.

Following on from The fan man or how to dress an elephant, this new production from the ever-restless En Dynamei company is directed once again by the charismatic Eleni Efthymiou and explores the concept of space as a reflection of personal identity. Situated in the grey zone between conceptual and documentary theatre, the work of the En Dynamei company, which consists of people with and without disabilities, is rooted in personal stories about disability collected from its members. Using this authentic material as its starting point, En Dynamei express without hang-ups, but with sensitivity and unexpected humour, the angst and unconfessed secrets of people who know what it’s like to be labelled ‘the Other’ .

The ‘Other’ Home is the end results of months of research carried out by means of special workshops set up especially for the purpose and via questionnaires, group improvisations and interviews with people who find themselves in the difficult situation of living, without wanting to, outside the structure and protection of the family (in old people’s homes, asylums, orphanages and other residential institutions). The production brings together society—the ‘big house’ in which we all live—and the ‘other’ home which society provides for vulnerable social groups, as well as the hopes, dreams, fears and expectations of En Dynamei’s members. Different views of a reality which usually remains hidden from sight are brought to light with a view to bridging the gap dividing us from the Other beside us.
 

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Morning performances for schools (Tuesday-Friday, 11:00-13:15)
and evening performances for the public:
Saturday 9 January | 21:00
Sunday 10 January | 19:00
Saturday 16 January | 12:00 and 21:00
Sunday 17 January | 19:00
Saturday 23 January | 12:00 and 21:00
Sunday 24 January | 19:00

Concept: Eleni  Dimopoulou
Direction & Music: Eleni Efthymiou
Research & Text Writing: Eleni Efthymiou & “En Dynamei” company
Dramaturgy: Sophia Eftichiadou
Set Design: Richard Anthony
Costumes: Lora Anna Loukas
Lighting Design: Sakis Birbilis 
Choreography & Movement Coach: Melpo Vasilikou, Vittoria Kotsalou
Visual Enviroment & Video: Dimitris Zachos 
Sound Design & Orchestration: Odysseas Gkallios 
Line Production: Kostas Iordanou
 
Assistant to the Director: Sofia Antoniou
Assistant to the Set Designer: Zoi Tzika 
Assistant to the Costume Designer: Sofia Patsinakidou
Sewing: Paraskevi Orfanidou
Projection mapping: Spiros Koudounas
Animation: Tatiana Eikosidyou
Director of Photography (video): Mihalis Giagkounidis, Iordanis Theodosiadis, Vasilis Christodoulou
Assistant to the Sound Designer: Giorgos Cholopoulos
Artistic collaboration: Aggeliki Mousiou 
Musicians at the Recording: Traianos Albanoudis (double bass), 
Dimitrios Polizoidis (cello ), Periklis Vrahnos (violin), Sergios Dimopoulos (accordion), Maria Milaraki (piano), Minas Tsavdaris-Vallianos (clarinet), Stelios Tsairidis (trumpet), Vasilis Voudouris (guitar)
Original composition for "I want by myself", "Loss" and "I want to be able to want-Dance" by Odysseas Gkallios

Artistic Director of "En Dynamei" company: Eleni Dimopoulou
 
With: Clio Antonopoulou, Vaso Asikoglou, Maria Dachlithra, Eleftheria Drakoulidou, Margarita Kainada, Anna Kalincheva, Anastasia Kariofilli, Evaggelia Kariofilli, Maria Koltsida, Vagelis Kosmidis, Ilias Kougioumtzis, Giota Kouitzoglou, Nikos Kyparissis, Aggelos Konstantinou,  Loxandra Lucas, Dimitris Lyras, Dimitris Mexis, Thanos Nanasis, Michalis Dolopoulos, Dinos Papageorgiou, Vassilis Petrou, Zoi Tzika, Alexandros Hatsios 
 
Production: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens

PARALLEL EVENT
Saturday 16 January
After performance talk with Eleni Efthymiou
Chaired by Sophia Eftichiadou, theatre specialist
PARALLEL EVENTS

10 Jan 2016

36 € (for the whole series)

CHILDREN

I Am My Room!

12 Jan 2016

5 € per student

SCHOOLS

The "Other" Home

12 - 22 Jan 2016

TEENAGERS

The "Other" Home

sponsoring / partnerships

Supported by

Hospitality sponsor

Medical cover

RELEVANT EVENTS

21 Nov 2015 - 24 Apr 2016

18:30 5th floor - Young Theatre Workshop
Full price: 12 €
Reduced & Small groups
(5-9 people): 9 €
Large groups (10+ people): 8 €
People with disabilities: 5 € - Companions: 9 €
Unemployed: 5 €

THEATRE

"The Waves" by Virginia Woolf Dimitris Karantzas

20 Mar 2016

Main Stage
Free admission

DANCE

Dancing to connect

14 Oct 2015

Free Admission

ADULTS

Jonathan Livingstone Seagull Travels All Around Greece A theatre performance based on the book "Jonathan Livingstone Seagull" by Richard Bach

15 Oct 2015

5 € per student
 
 

SCHOOLS

Thucydides the Athenian Anna Kokkinou in a theatrical history “lesson” for teenagers