•  Theatre 2015
 Greece
  Stathis Livathinos Theatre Group
ILIAD
Author: Homer
Translation in Modern Greek: D.N.Maronitis
Director: Stathis Livathinos
Adaptare: Stathis Livathinos, Elsa Andrianou, cu contribuţia actorilor / Adaptation: Stathis Livathinos, Elsa Andrianou with the contribution of the actors
Set and Costume Design: Eleni Manolopoulou
Music and Sound Design: Lambros Pigounis
Lighting Design: Alekos Anastasiou
Martial Arts: Shaolin Monk Xi Miao Jie
Movement: Pauline Huguet
Cast: Argyro Ananiadou, Vassilis Andreou, Lefteris Angelakis, Dionisis Boulas, Yorgos Christodoulou, Dimitris Imellos, Nikos Kardonis, Nefeli Kouri, Gerasimos Michelis, Yiannis Panagopoulos, Maria Savvidou, Christos Sougaris, Aris Troupakis, Amalia Tsekoura, Yorgos Tsiantoulas
Percussions: Manousos Klapakis
„The Iliad” that Aristotle called the very first tragedy takes us to a gigantic open orchestra. This is a theatre of war. After ten months of experimentation on Narrative and Epic Theatre, Stathis Livathinos Theatre Group presents this variation of all 24 books of the Iliad. Being a classic, seminal work of the celebrated culture of Ancient Greece, „The Iliad” is subjected now to a modern artistic gaze. The atmosphere on stage is dynamic and ever changing as fifteen actors seamlessly weave from theatre performers to contemporary rhapsodies. Two musicians with a complex percussion set and electronic devices enhance the experience. „Not often does one come across such an energetic, ultra focused, intense and yet so precisely executed production. Simply brilliant! A humorously told and ingeniously envisioned tale of war-weariness, honour, leadership, foolhardiness and nonsense of war.” (Written by Karin Veraart for Volkskrant in Amsterdam on October 2013.) „The Iliad doesn’t slip away, not even for a moment, from the vigour, the depth and the detail of the epic events it represents, maintaining a high standard of artistic concentration. The creators of the Iliad have brought about one of the best performances of an epic in the international contemporary repertoire.” (Written by Dmitry Trubotchkin for the New Theatre Quarterly in Cambridge on November 2014.)
Translated into Romanian and English
Produced by Polyplanity Productions. Yolanda Markopoulou Premiered with the support of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2013.

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