Argyro Chioti/VASISTAS theatre group
by Efthimis Filippou
Once again, Argyro Chioti will be bringing her theatre group VASISTAS, Apologies 4&5 by Efthimis Filippou, for a few performances, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, from 28th January until 18th February.
One judge. An undefined metaphysical leading figure who borrows elements from a school examiner a police investigator and a psychoanalyst.
Two examinees: A woman and a man of the same age. In the middle stage of their lives. They voluntarily become subjects examined either for social inclusion or exclusion. In an empty space and an undefined time, they review all the turning points that determined their lives until now. It is a moment of redefining and reviewing their past. A moment of reckoning with their memory.
The basic demand: who will achieve admission to the women’s choir – ultimate witness and judge of the trial – who sings the same polyphonic song, again and again, throughout the entire performance.
The theatre play of Efthimis Filippou is a lyrical and poetic text which attempts to wander about the internal geography of two people. A precipitation in the details that compose their lives.
The women’s choir was created based on inspirations by the work of the artist Christina Calbari, Aleksandra Waliszewska and the polyphonic group A Filetta.
«If swimming gives you pleasure, may you never dive again into clear blue waters.
If you sleep soundly at night may your pillow turn to stone and your sheet to steel.
If you do not tell the truth here tonight, then you are not worthy of dancing, not even for a minute and you’ll stand over there alone till you die»
Text: Efthimis Filippou
Stage direction: Argyro Chioti
Assistant director : Antonis Antonopoulos
Scenography : Babis Chiotis
Musique and chorus : Henri Kergomar
Costumes : Christina Calbari
Lighting : Elisavet Alexandropoulou
Artistique collaboration : Ariane Labed
With: Evi Saoulidou, Efthimis Theou, Fidel Talamboukas and Betta (a dog)
Chorus: Argyro Chioti, Eleni Vergeti, Georgina Christkioti, Matina Pergioudaki, Evdoxia Androulidaki
Place: St.Paul’s Anglican Church (Filellinon 27, Syntagma)
Dates: 28 & 29 January, 5, 11, 12 & 18 February 2019
Duration: 70 minutes
Tickets: 12€ and 8€
Reservations: 0030 6944 965 863
Tickets can be purchased at St.Paul’s Anglican Church on the days of the performance from 19:30hrs until the beginning of the performance.
Following an order of priority
*with English and French subtitles
With the kind support of:
THE J. F. COSTOPOULOS FOUNDATION
Organisation of production and diffusion of Argyro’s Chioti and VASISTAS theatre group’s performances in France: Sophie Clot | firstname.lastname@example.org
Info: Apologies 4&5 was first presented only for three days in Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2016 in Piraeus 260, in co production with Athens & Epidaurus Festival, NEON supporting creativity, Carolos Koun theatre Technis. Was then presented in Parallèle -7 Festival, Bernardines th. Marseille (January 2017), Comédie de Reims, Reims, (February 2017), Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris, (May 2017), SKG Bridges Festival, Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki (May 2018)
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