Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change.
A tandem performance by artists and 'experts in real life'
What kind of stages and what types of theatre does Plateia Theatrou (Greek for ‘Theatre Square’) provide in downtown Athens, surrounded by streets that bear the names of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides? Which actors/agents have been sharing the stage of these theatres? Where were they ten years ago and where do they see themselves ten years from now? Guru Bar, a landmark of Athenian nightlife from the mid-1990s until early 2000s, closed down around the beginning of the so-called crisis, and was recently transformed into ViZ Laboratory for Visual Culture.
Now, by the purported end of this era of crisis, Rimini Protokoll return to the Athens Festival, ten years after their Prometheus in Athens was presented at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus with 103 Athenians on stage, to work anew with “real life experts” on a project inspired by the transformation of Plateia Theatrou.
This time, Daniel Wetzel collaborates with Kostis Stafylakis and ViZ Laboratory for Visual Culture, inviting six creators from various artistic fields to develop performative miniature studies about the past decade and the upcoming decade, drawing on its residents’ experiences to create a multi-faceted narrative about Athens.
The two artistic directors instigate and welcome the emergence of a network between lived experiences, stories, and artistic languages.
Audiences will be able to follow the creative process behind this work-in-progress by attending four encounters including presentations that will be held at ViZ Laboratory for Visual Culture.
Method concept: Daniel Wetzel
Artistic direction: Kostis Stafylakis, Daniel Wetzel
Featuring six artists and six “experts in real life”
Collaboration: ViZ Laboratory for Visual Culture, an initiative of Labs 11 & 12 of the Athens School of Fine Arts powered by Onassis Foundation and the City of Athens Development and Destination Management Agency
Co-production: Rimini Protokoll.
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. A tandem performance by artists and 'experts in real life' A project inspired by the transformation of Plateia Theatrou.
To be announced.