Medusa #1

The performance was awarded the Prize of Dance from the Union of Critics for Theatre and Dance in November 2016

Medusa is austere and enrapturing. A ludicrous and, at the same time, tragic face. She is an enchanting mermaid but also a terrorizing beast, a lullaby and a nightmare, silence and scream. She gets punished and punishes, undergoing from a position of submission and exclusion to a position of authority and wild power.

She will be called Medusa. She will be a horse. She will be a mermaid.
She will be beautiful. She will be a monster.
Poseidon will fall in love with her.
He will be transformed into a horse to conquer her.
Athena will get angry. She will put a curse on her.
She will isolated her on a rock.
Anyone who looks at her will turn to stone.
Anyone who looks at her will die.
No one will be able to approach her.
No one but me.

2014 Production:
Akropoditi Dancetheatre & The Orchestra of the Cyclades

Choreography – Direction: Angeliki Sigourou
Composer – Conductor: Nikos Kypourgos

Performers:
Ioanna Antonarou, Antigoni Choundri, Philipos Evangelou, Mary Mavri, Thalassini Nomikou, Eleni Pagkalia, Mandy Papandreou, Polina Petropoulea, Foivos Petropoulos, Ariadni Psychogiopoulou, Vivi Sklia, Yiannis Stavropoulos, Kostis Tasou.

Musicians:
Nikos Apergis: Accordion
Vangelis Aragiannis: Bass
Voula Glyka: Piano
Lena Hatzigrigoriou: Violin, Flutes
Ioanna Katsara: Clarinet
Stephanos Larentzakis: Percussion
Apostolis Maris: Qanun, Ney
Makis Printezis: Guitar
Nikos Roussos: Piano, Keyboards
Sophia Serefoglou: Flute
Spyros Skotidas: Viola
Nikoleta Stamatoukou: Cello
Fotis Tsantilas: Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Opera singers:
Erifili Giannakopoulou: Mezzo – Soprano
Alexandros Stavrakakis: Βass

Set: Eleanna Kotsikou
[Metal Construction: Marangos Co.]
Lights Design: Nikos Vlassopoulos
Costumes: Margarita Voutsinou
Masks – Mirrors: Dimitris Tampakis
Poster and Booklet Design: Akropoditi Design Team
Photos: Michalis Argyropoulos, Loukia Batsi, Adonis Petropoulos.
Booklet texts:
Angeliki Sigourou, Nikos Kypourgos and excerpts from the books:
Medusa’s Cry of Charikleia Tsokani and La mort dans les yeux: Figures de l’autre en Grèce ancienne of Jean-Pierre Vernant
General Support: Alexandra Georgiadou

October 2014, Syros-Culture, Apollo Theatre, Hermoupolis-Syros. In collaboration with the Orchestra of the Cyclades.