Thanos Polymeneas – Liontiris

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Quicklime

Quicklime is a 4 hours-long durational performance / human installation. It was presented on December 2nd and 3rd, 2016 at De Nieuwe Regentes in Den Haag, within the Modern Body Festival.

Quicklime is an invitation to dive into the remnants of an ecosystem, a rarefied landscape of inertia, inhabited by standing swimmers, suspended in a space-time continuum.

This durational performance/ human installation is based on a cybernetic system that follows its own set of rules to evolve gradually —almost unperceivably to the alien eyes —, into the soundscape of a posthuman vivarium. The I in Quicklime is collective, as the ecology of the landscape is fueled by the synergy of the elements that define it: the performers, the audience and the media.

Throughout the duration of Quicklime the audience is welcome to come and go as they wish.

Concept/Music/Direction: Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris
Assistant director: M. Eugenia Demeglio
Texts: H. Muller, Aeschelus, Heracletus, W. Shakespeare, T.S. Elliot , G. Seferis, F. Hölderlin
Adaptation: Nikos Ioakeim, Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris
Devised with and performed by: Nikos Ioakeim, Katerina Kostantourou, Nikos Adwnopoulos, Friso van Wijck, Gonçalo Almeida, Theresa Elflein, Arthur Leadbetter.

Special thanks for the support to: [OUT]OPIAS, Modern Body Festival, Esther-Mary D’Arcy, Lou Perrotta, Jordi Ballarin, Athar Jaber, Luisa Barbero, Olivia Gray, Massimo Demeglio, Silvana Rufino, Roberto Alfieri, Fotini Arapi, Giovanni Mori, Verbena Giambastiani, Eniluap Rentsök, Rachele Rapisardi, Vasso Polymeni, Alberto Novello, Roubini Papadaki, Tanbir Johal, Mihailos Liontiris.

This performance is one of the experiments of a larger scale practice-based research on interactive music theatre.

 

Ασβεστης

Ασβέστης is a durational performance / human installation. It was presented on November 18th, 2016, in the Benaki Museum, as part of the [OUT] TOPIAS exhibition.

Ασβέστης is an invitation to dive into the remnants of an ecosystem, a rarefied landscape of inertia, inhabited by standing swimmers, suspended in a space-time continuum.

This durational performance/ human installation is based on a cybernetic system that follows its own set of rules to evolve gradually —almost unperceivably to the alien eyes —, into the soundscape of a posthuman vivarium. The I in Ασβέστης is collective, as the ecology of the landscape is fueled by the synergy of the elements that define it: the performers, the audience and the media.

The duration was 8 hours, during which the audience was welcome to come and go as they wish.

Concept/Music/Direction: Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris
Assistant director: M. Eugenia Demeglio
Texts: H. Muller, Aeschelus, Heracletus, W. Shakespeare, T.S. Elliot , G. Seferis, F. Hölderlin
Adaptation: Nikos Ioakeim, Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris
Devised with and performed by: M. Eugenia Demeglio, Nikos Ioakeim, Nikos Antonopoulos, Alexis Kotsopoulos, Iakovos Pavlopoulos, Rezarta Krugia

Special thanks for the support to: [OUT]OPIAS, Modern Body Festival, Esther-Mary D’Arcy, Lou Perrotta, Jordi Ballarin, Athar Jaber, Luisa Barbero, Olivia Gray, Massimo Demeglio, Silvana Rufino, Roberto Alfieri, Fotini Arapi, Giovanni Mori, Verbena Giambastiani, Eniluap Rentsök, Rachele Rapisardi, Vasso Polymeni, Alberto Novello, Roubini Papadaki, Tanbir Johal, Mihailos Liontiris.

This performance is one of the experiments of a larger scale practice-based research on interactive music theatre.

Photo courtesy: Christina Bratuska /// Seventh Swan Photography

 

the landscape may be a dead star

the landscape may be a dead star is a durational performance based on Heiner Müller’s MedeaMaterial, Despoiled Shore and Landscape with Argonauts. The audience is invited to explore a deconstructed space where three individuals play, read, act, sing and more.

It is an alive performance organism. It evolves as the performers receive tasks from a computational system that reacts to the audience’s presence and movement in the space.

This performance is one of the experiments of a larger scale practice-based research on interactive music theatre. It is devised with the collaboration of Theresa Elflein, Nikos Antonopoulos, Arthur Leadbetter and M. Eugenia Demeglio.

Presented on May 13th 2016, at the Creativity Zone – University of Sussex.

 

 

The Impostor’s Syndrome

The Impostor’s Syndrome is a bespoke site specific intervention devised for the 22nd Kalamata International Dance Festival. It featured within the series of public space interventions transitions.

Three individuals challenge the border between reality and dream during a bus ride in the city, aided by text, storytelling and music.

Concept/ Direction: Thanos Polymeneas Liontiris
Created with and performed by: Nikos Ioakeim, Nikos Karydis, Alexis Kotsopoulous

 

This performance is one of the experiments of a larger scale practice-based research on interactive music theatre.