Όταν ξυπνήσουμε εμείς οι νεκροί (When We Dead Awaken) (GS)

Greek version of Ibsen's final masterpiece!

By Henrik Ibsen. (Photo: Geli Kalampaka)

By Henrik Ibsen. (Photo: Geli Kalampaka)

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SEPTEMBER 13th
Nationaltheatret, Bakscenen

The performance will have English surtitles.
Duration: 1 hour and 5 minutes.

A performance balancing between the realistic and the metaphysical, where five characters all are faced with death.

The successful sculptor Arnold Rubek has lost his creative power, since his model Irene left him after his refusal to yield to his emotions and to consider her as anything more than a model.  Rubek takes his wife Maia to spend their vacation in the mountains of their homeland. During their stay they both have to confront their unhappy marriage – and Rubek is visited by his past when Irene appears. She seems to be in the grip of a “living death”. It all ends in a painfull confrontation – and at the final: A deadly avalanche.

The performance Όταν ξυπνήσουμε εμείς οι νεκροί (When the Dead Awaken) is a research on the dilation and the contraction of time. In a land of entombed vacationing, five performers of different generations attempt to disengage from their restraints and get a glimpse of the Unobtainable.

Ibsen’s text constantly balances between the realistic and the metaphysical, and the five characters are all faced with death – the death itself, the death of properties and the death of youth. They all try to come to life again, free from obstacles, tremors and entanglements. Their struggle is depicted – and at the same time criticized – in the performance through a strong sound dramaturgy and a physically formalistic pattern of ballet-like moves, as if they are craving to perform a pirouette. 

 

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Festival performances:
13. SEPTEMBER 12:00
13. SEPTEMBER 16:00

DIRECTOR
Dimitris Karantzas

Dimitris Karantzas was born in Athens in 1987. He studied acting in “Empros” Drama School and Communication & Media Studies in the University of Athens. He has directed plays by Ibsen, Chekhov, Pinter, Euripides, Virginia Wolf, Pirantello, etc. He has collaborated with several Greek theatres, and his performances have been critically acclaimed. He teaches acting and he is one of the supervising directors in the National Theater of Greece’s Dramaturgy & Creative Writing Studio.   


Assistant director: Kelly Papadopoulou. Choreograher: Zoi Hatziantoniou. Sound dramaturg: Dimitris Kamorotos. Set designer: Poulheria Tziova. Costume designer: Ioanna Tsami. Light design: Alekos Anastasiou. Translation: Eri Kyrgia. Production: Christina Polychroniadou.

Actors: Alexia Kaltsiki, Maria Kehagioglou, Periklis Moustakis, Reni Pittaki, Mihalis Sarantis and Menelaos Hazarakis.


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