Α play between land and sea
*with English subtitles
The legend of 1900: a baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a piano prodigy, never setting foot on land.
Melachrinos Velentzas (1900) and George Drivas (Tim Tooney) deliver a delightful two-men show seamlessly weaving between physical theatre, live music, dancing, singing.
Lemon is an independent production that travels around Greece since 2018 captivating theatre audiences and critics.
A site-specific performance literally being presented between land and sea.
Because theatre exists where spectators exist.
Writer: Alessandro Baricco
Translation: Stavros Papastavrou
Adaptation – Direction – Choreography: Georgia Tsagkaraki
Set Designer: Natasha Tsintikidi
Piano Construction: Thomas Marias
Costume Designer: Kelly Stamatopoulou
Technical Manager: Lefteris Douros
Graphic Designer: Androniki Tsagkarakou
Photography: Dimitris Manis & George Kaplanidis
Trailer: Panagiotis Agkavanakis
Social Media Campaign: Afroditi Preveza
Production Coordinator: Yelena Gagic
Melachrinos Velentzas (1900)
George Drivas (Tim Tooney)
Art Direction | Production
Duration: 70 minutes
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Melachrinos Velentzas | Actor / Pianist / Producer
He is an International and European Studies graduate (University of Piraues). He has attended the Cultural Management Postgraduate Program at Panteion University. He also holds postgraduate diploma in Marketing, Consumption & Society, which he attended as a Limerick University scholar (Ireland). He presented his diploma thesis at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) titled “The function of music in advertising”. He has worked in cultural spaces creating and developing their identity.
His relationship with music and piano started at the age of six with classical studies and advanced music theory lessons, which were followed by jazz improvisation and harmony courses.
In theatre, he works as an actor, musician and producer. He has attended seminars with Thomas Moschopoulos, Michael Marmarinos, Eleni Skoti and others.
In 2018, he founded his own production company. Lemon, where he co-stars as the virtuoso pianist 1900, is his first production. The play (based on Alessandro Baricco’s monologue Novecento) travels around Greece since 2018 as a site-specific performance literally being presented between land and sea.
He conducts the experiential theatre workshop “From Idea to Act-ion”, where he focuses on independent production and communication using a mix of theatre techniques, music, academic theory and practical experience through a holistic approach.