Plexus Polaire31 Jan - 4 Feb
Charleroi Danses31 Jan - 4 Feb
KISS AND CRY
Tue 31 Jan - Sat 4 Feb
THIS EVENT HAS NOW
Tel: 0845 120 7511
45 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 14+
Thur 2 Feb
You’ve never seen housework done like this. Masked and costumed like an outlandish doll, Euripides Laskaridis takes care of the chores with sublime insouciance and surreal glamour.
Pre-occupied with ideas about transformation and ridicule he tests our acceptance of the incongruous and unfamiliar to the limit.
Teasing and surprising, he conjures magic from the mundane in a strikingly eccentric vaudeville and cabaret world.
Trained in Athens and New York, Euripides Laskaridis is a director, choreographer, performer, and award-winning film-maker. In 2016 he was awarded a Pina Bausch Fellowship. Relic has been seen at many major European festivals including Lyon Bienniale de la Danse, Zurich Theaterspektakel, Dublin Dance Festival and the Prague Quadrennial.
Transcendent, unflinching and memorable.
"Reflecting perceptions and changes to Greek society through the state’s financial collapse, Laskaridis uses comedy, vaudeville and a slapstick that manages to swipe at many issues around bodies, gender and conformity" Irish Times (Dublin Dance Festival)
"What the hell, just go with it. It’s worth it"
Sanjoy Roy (Guardian) Aerowaves Festival, Barcelona
"An extraordinary journey of absurd slapstick and ridicule"
"Explosive, crazy, tender"
Le Figaro (Bienniale de la Danse, Lyon)
Euripides Laskaridis / Osmosis
Director - choreographer - performer: Euripides Laskaridis
Associate diredtor : Tatiana Bre
Costume: Angelos Mendis
Sound / music: Kostas Michopoulos, Nikolas Kazazis, Kornilios Selamsis
Light installation: Eliza Alexandroulou-Miltos Athanasiou
Dramaturgy consultant: Alexandros Mistriotis
Production and Tour manager: Aristea Charalambidou
Athens & Epidaurus Festival and Osmosis
Presented in partnership with the Barbican