Ecce Luminae: Prometheus Bound

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Ecce Luminae: Prometheus Bound by Christodoulos Galatopoulos
Theatrical Workshop of the University of Cyprus

Continuing its long-term commitment to promoting lesser-known literary texts, the Theatrical Workshop of the University of Cyprus presents a dramatisation of the outstanding work of the poet, intellectual and former Mayor of Paphos, Christodoulos Galatopoulos (1902-1953), which changes the perception we have of Cyprus’s contribution to Modern Greek literature.
Written with a genuine poetic impetus, this versatile work is an attempt to reconsider the myth of Prometheus. The composition follows the model of Dante and Milton and reaches out to every corner of the earth: from the Ancient Greek world to the mythology of Peru and the Incas, from Japan to the Indians of the Americas and to Scandinavian myths. The literary text contains quite a few dramatic elements that facilitated its stage adaptation, while its theatrical presentation, the outcome of many years of hard work on the part of the Theatrical Workshop of the University of Cyprus, adds to the repertoire of Cypriot and Modern Greek theatre a major text, comparable and equivalent in quality to similar works with which Angelos Sikelianos and Nikos Kazantzakis have enriched Modern Greek literature.
The effort to bring this literary work to stage lasted for almost two years and constitutes a ground-breaking attempt based on a comprehensive philological study of Galatopoulos’s text, which highlights the European dimension, multiculturalism, literary value and historical significance of the work for strengthening the awareness of the people of Cyprus of their national identity. The dramatisation followed the established and proven approach, which characterises the activity of THEPAK in the last 20 years and is based on continuous and persistent research of the literary text.
The work was dramatised specifically for the European Capital of Culture Paphos2017 and is presented for the first time in Nicosia.

Adaptation, stage direction: Michalis Pieris
Music: Christos Pittas
Set and costumes: Christos Lysiotis
Choreography: Persa Stamatopoulou
Light design: Carolina Spyrou
Production manager, assistant director: Stamatia Laoumtzi
Video art: Ζedem Media
Sound: Stamatia Laoumtzi, Marian Aroditi
Technical support: Kyriakos Kakoullis

Cast
Prometheus: Stavros Aroditis
Galen: Chariton Iosifidis
Poet: Gregoris Papagregoriou
Coryphaea A: Myria Hadjimatthaiou
Coryphaea B: Maria Christodoulou
Zeus: Dimitris Pitsillis
Heracles: Prodromos Alambritis

Chorus
Athos Constantinides, Constantina Constantinou, Constantinos Constantinou, Effie Gavriel, Louis Gavriel, Eftychia Georgiou, Andri Hadjigeorgiou, Georgia Hadjinikolaou, Ioanna Ioannou, Natasa Kafkalia, Solomon Kountouris, Rafaela Michael, Theofanis Panayi, Michaela Protopappa, Christodoulos Santziakki, Nikoleta Sianou, Maria Theofanous, Michalis Yangou.

When

On specific days
From: Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Until: Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Time: Starts at 20:30

Where

Manor House on Axiotheas Steet
Old Nicosia
Nicosia, Nicosia Cyprus
Email:
Phone: 22894531 - 22894532

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