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.
Concept – Direction – Choreography: Angeliki Sigourou
Performers: Yiannis Vrizakis, Olga Kalantzi, Mary Mavri, Thalassini Nomikou, Nektarios Papalexiou, Vivi Sklia, Ariadni Psychogiopoulou
Music: Nikos Kypourgos, Yiannis Vrizakis
Set Design: Eleanna Kotsikou
Costumes: Margarita Voutsinou
Visual Curation: Alexandra Georgiadou
Light Desing: Nasos Zagkotis
Photos: Eleanna Kotsikou, Dimitris Vamvakousis
Video & Editing: IRIGeNEIA_proudActions
With the support of Municipality of Syros - Hermoupolis
9 August 2017 Santorini – SAF Festival 2017 Santorini Arts Factory
12 August 2017 Sitia - Kazarma Fortress
13 August 2017 Ierapetra - 3rd Gymnasium of Ierapetra
16 August 2017 Agios Nikolaos - Plaz EOT
18 August 2017 Heraklion - Garden Theatre "Manos Hatzidakis"
25 August 2017 Rethymno - Theatre "Erofili"
27 August 2017 Chania - East Trench Theatre
12 & 13 September 2017 Syros – Apollon Theatre - SYROS POLITISMOS
Akropoditi Dancetheatre & The Orchestra of the Cyclades
Direction - Choreography: Angeliki Sigourou
Composer - Conductor: Nikos Kypourgos
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.
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
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.
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
Erifili Giannakopoulou: Mezzo - Soprano
Alexandros Stavrakakis: Βass
October 2014, Syros-Culture, Apollo Theatre, Hermoupolis-Syros. In collaboration the Orchestra of the Cyclades.
Watch the trailers: trailer 1, trailer 2, Medusa 2017 Summer Tour