Hommage to Dimitris Dimitriadis / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Hommage to Dimitris Dimitriadis

Readings: Yannis Kokkos, Argyro Chioti, Elli Papakonstantinou

15-16, 22 & 27 October 2013
Upper Stage
Three works by Dimitris Dimitriadis receive their Greek premieres in the form of readings.
5 € (per day)
As part of this season’s tribute to Dimitris Dimitriadis, the OCC will, in addition to staging his play The Circle of the Square, be presenting another three of his works which have never been performed in Greece in the form of directed readings. Directed by the celebrated Yannis Kokkos, the talented Argyro Chioti and Elli Papakonstantinou, the three works by the great Greek author tackle our troubled identity, the dissolution of the Home and the civil war within us. In so doing, they prove themselves supremely relevant to our here and now.

15-16 October 2013 (21:00)

The internationally celebrated set designer and director, Yannis Kokkos, assumes the direction of the Ekkenosis, a work which, in its author’s words, “talks about today’s world and its extremes through a mythical family, the Atreides”.

22 October 2013 (21:00)

The controversial Argyro Chioti and the Vasistas company undertake the direction of Phaethon, a parable for our times which transposes the archetypal rivalry between son and father-Sun into the present day.

Touching the Bottom of the Sea
27 October 2013 (18:00)

Elli Papakonstantinou brings her directorial daring to bear on the Touching the Bottom of the Sea, in which, as she notes, “The lead role is played by the home, a ‘living’ home/ set which is gradually deconstructed to reveal the clash between the reality of survival and the no-place dead-end of the straitened bourgeois world”.


Text: Dimitris Dimitriadis
Direction, Set and Light Design: Yannis Kokkos
With: Alexandra Aidini, Tzortzina Daliani, Akilas Karazisis, Lydia Koniordou, Olia Lazaridou, Dimitris Mothonaios, Electra Nikolouzou, Angeliki Papathemeli, Lena Papaligoura, Alexandra Sakellaropoulou, Danai Saridaki, Theodora Tzimou, Stratos Tzortzoglou
Artistic collaboration: Anne Blancard

Text: Dimitris Dimitriadis
Direction: Argiro Chioti
With:  Evdoxia Androulidaki, Antonis Antonopoulos, Eleni Vergeti, Efthimis Theou, Argiro Chioti, Georgina Chriskioti
Light Design: Tasos Palaioroutas
Assistant Director: Daphne Koutra

Touching the Bottom of the Sea
Text: Dimitris Dimitriadis
Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou
With: Stathis Grafanakis, Periklis Moustakis, Aglaia Pappa, Mania Papadimitriou, Nefeli Papaderou, Valia Papachristou, Dimitris Piatas, Adrian Frieling
Set Design: Alexandra Siafkos, Telis Karananos
Sound Design: Tilemachos Moussas
Light Design: Adrian Frieling
Assistant Director: Panagiotis Kalyvitis

27 Oct 2013

Upper Stage


Discussion after the reading ''Touching the Bottom of the Sea''

22 Oct 2013

Upper Stage


Discussion after the reading ''Phaethon''

18 Oct 2013

Main Stage


Discussion after the performance ''The Circle of the Square''

15 Oct 2013

Upper Stage


Discussion after the reading of ''Ekkenosis"


16 - 27 Oct 2013

20:30 Main Stage
15 – 18 – 28 €
Concs 10 – 12 – 15 €
Unemployed 5 €


Hommage to Dimitris Dimitriadis Dimitris Karantzas | The Circle of the Square