The Silent Step of the Bear / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

The Silent Step of the Bear

Composer Portrait: Giorgos Koumendakis

2012, January 7 - February 5
Upper Stage
A music theatre production for children and adults, which will be presented in a run of 20 performances.
18 € | Concs 10 €
Giorgos Koumentakis has always loved fairy tales and myths and many of his works enter into a dialogue with both. The Brothers Grimm fairytales (1996) conversed with the world of classical myth in a production that was much loved by young and old alike.

The Silent Step of a Bear draws its inspiration from the world of literature, and more specifically from the short story that tells ‘a tale’. In so doing, it brings new possibilities into being of a dialogue on observing the world and understanding ourselves and others.

Something of a paradox at first sight, the silent step of a… wild beast traces a world of contrasts and contradictions – of difference, but also of unity – as it seeks to shed light on certain ‘other’ aspects of the world around us by engaging with music, images and the spoken word.

Opting for an interactive rather than a didactic approach, the production involves children as participants as well as observers, empowering them to frame new and creative questions about others and themselves rather than spoonfeeding them with answers.


Based on the fairytale A Bear by John Berger
Translation into Greek: Giannis Valourdos
Music compositions: Giorgos Koumendakis
Sounds composition: Coti K.
Direction: Angelos Frantzis
Video installation, Set and Costumes: Petros Touloudis
Actor: Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos
Songs composition and performance: Etten
Dramaturgy, texts editing and selection: Georgia Alevizaki
Educational coordination: Panagiotis Tsiridis 
Lighting design: Alekos Anastasiou
Konstandinos Raptis: bajan
Guido De Flaviis: sax
Gerasimos Tsagarakis: percussion

Assistant to the Director: Katia Goulioni
Assistant to the Set Designer: Valia Rassa
Video Production: A and B and S and A (Creative Supervisor: Andreas Diktyopoulos)
Video Installation Technician: Nikos Pastras
Movement-Choreography: Evi Souli
Set Construction: Stelios Lambadarios

11 Jan - 3 Feb 2012

10:30 Upper Stage
8 € per student


The Silent Step of the Bear by Giorgos Koumendakis


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15 - 18 - 28 €
Concs 10 - 15 €


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21:00 Upper Stage
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