Greek performance artist Euripides Laskaridis works in the dance field through themes of ridicule and transformation. Laskaridis’ theatre background escalates in his choreography Relic, where the surreal and poetic stage works as if a mythological machine. The piece’s adorable stage figure is the caricature of a deity; a statue sculpted of unconventionalities. Relic represents surrealist stand up comedy, the laughter of which fills the cosmos’ abyss.
In Relic’s makeshift room, decorated in a haphazard DIY fashion, a performer puts his notably awkwardly shaped body under the magnifying glass. The event’s magic comes from both the mundane and references to cabaret, vaudeville and slapstick abound. By testing the limits of our acceptance of the incongruous and unfamiliar, performer and audience alike will experience a moment of transcendence. Relic is the imagination’s physical anarchy.
Euripides Laskaridis is a Greek stage director, short-filmmaker, performer and founder of his own Osmosis Company. His choreographic exploration is in the core of today’s demarcation between different forms of performing arts. Relic is one of the pieces of the prestigious Aerowaves Twenty list for 2015. During the Aerowaves Spring Forward festival last April, it stole the audience’s attention whilst becoming the event’s hottest topic.
Director, choreographer, performer, set design Euripides Laskaridis
Consultant to the director Tatiana Bre
Dramaturgy consultant Alexandros Mistriotis
Costume Angelos Mendis
Sound design Kostas Michopoulos
Light installation Miltos Athanasiou
Music consultant Kornelios Selamsis
Lighting consultant Eliza Alexandropoulou
Assistant director Ioanna Plessa
Special constructions Marios Sergios Eliakis, Ioanna Plessa
Creative production James Konstantinidis, Natasa Kouvari
Special costume assistance Melina Terzakis
Co-producers Athens & Epidaurous Festival, Osmosis Performing Arts Co.
Duration 45 min
Photo Evi Fylaktou
The visit is supported by Aerowaves and the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.
Tickets 25/15 €
Ticket sales starts on Dec 15 at 15.