default company

Weather stories

19 December 2012 - 20 January 2013
Upper Stage
A youthful theatre company carry young and old alike away with their vivacity and imagination on an adventure in search of the rainbow, on a hunt for colours…
12 € | Concs 10 €
What would we do if we woke up one day and all the colours were gone? Well, the same thing, clearly, that the heroes of Alexis Kyritsopoulos’ Fairytale of colours do: we’d rush to the ends of the Earth in search of the Rainbow to bring them back—because life’s unbearable in black and white. Eight musicians and dancers set off on a treasure hunt, talking, singing, dancing and playing their way through an adventure that will lead them into the unknown. Along the way, they will walk through images, test their wits against magnitudes and scales, acquaint themselves with shapes and the shapeless, keep their balance on some occasions and fall flat on their faces on others.

The default company, a group of young people who met in theatre school in Thessaloniki and travelled to Berne and London to broaden their artistic horizons, come to Athens determined to make us wonder: might we already be living our lives in black and white?


Concept: default company
Direction: Xenia Themeli, Alexia Beziki, Kallirroi Papadopoulou
Choreography: Xenia Themeli, in collaboration with the performers
Lighting Design: Alekos Giannaros
Music: Dimosthenis Grivas
Lyrics: default company
Set Design: Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga
Costumes Design: Ioanna Tsami
Assistant Set Designer: Elena Antonopoulou
Assistant Costume Designer: Dimitra Liakoura
With: Alexia Beziki, Giorgos Fridzilas, Manolis Giannikios, Dimosthenis Grivas, Markella Manoliadi, Danae Nielsen, Xenia Themeli, Alexis Tsiamoglou

Production: Onassis Cultural Centre
Production adviser: Artemis Makridou
Production organizer: Rena Andreadaki

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The performances are addressed to children aged 5-12.

5 Jan - 29 Dec 2012

11:00 Dance Room


A fairytale coming from a fairytale