Elenit at the Pergola Theatre, 4 and 5 March 2022
On stage the international show of the Greek Euripides Laskaridis. A surprising comic and surreal variety
Euripides Laskaridis arrives in Florence, at the Teatro della Pergola, with his new show, Elenit, on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 March at 8.45 pm. The Greek director and performer brings on stage with Elenit an unpredictable and surprising comic and surreal variety. A one-act play, lasting a total of 1 hour and 25 minutes.
ABOUT EURIPIDES LASKARIDIS
An extraordinary artist and performer of Greek origin, Euripides Laskaridis is one of those rare creators who develop a theatre of visions. His works, characterised by a sense of contained chaos, unconventional and non-linear, play with the possibilities of what is around things: breaking, distorting, reforming and playing with discarded materials from everyday life to create the unexpected. The body is the medium through which Laskaridis' spaces come to life.
Elenit is a baroque and Dadaist party in which batrachians-humans and technocrats in costume, icons of Western art and a red banner-move around an infant with the body of a dwarf. To the crazy rhythm of techno music played live, we let ourselves go, we gesticulate, we dance, alone or together, in a world that falls, explodes, falls apart, crumbles, unravels, slowly or brutally. Elenit is a labyrinth of situations populated by strange characters inhabited by despondency and over-excitement, a disjointed story that ranges from disaster to irrepressible explosions of energy. At the end of this journey, life and the world remain an enigma. You have to be convinced of this to be able to laugh at it.
The production is by Onassis Stegi, with the support of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès as part of the New Setting Program, in co-production with numerous international partners, including the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and the Teatro della Pergola in Florence.