Iphigenia in Aulis

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Iphigenia in Aulis (by Euripides) at #Faneromeni17

An interactive performance, specially designed for Faneromeni 17 Arts Festival, unfolds at the old city’s unique amphitheatre. Euripides’ classic “Iphigenia in Aulis”, hosted at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, traces out a rotten political system in this antiwar production that dares calls into question the morality of power.

As the Greek fleet is becalmed at the port, the decision is taken to ritually slaughter an innocent girl. The army chiefs must choose: only if the slaughter takes place will the campaign set out; otherwise, nothing happens. The play presents the protagonists of Oresteia and the Iliad just before the Trojan War, on the threshold of legend.

Inspired by the show’s distinct features, contributors will work with a group of volunteers from the audience who will participate in specific moments of the show as a chorus of citizens, encouraging the public to engage with the play. With them, accompanied by live music, a six-member chorus narrates the tragic story of Iphigenia, mostly the conditions that led to her sacrifice. What is really staked in this tragedy is not the unjust slaughter of an innocent girl but the corruption of those in power.

Adapted/Directed by: Magdalena Zira
Set/Costume Design: Elena Katsouri
Music: Antonis Antoniou
Choreography: Fotis Nikolaou
Lighting Design: Karolina Spyrou
Photography: Socrates Socratous
Production management: Christina Paschalidou

On stage: Irene Andreou, Fotis Apostolides, Niki Dragoumi, Stelios Kallistratis, Valentinos Kokkinos, Anderas Papamichalopoulos, Panagiota Papageorgiou, Andreas Tselepos.

Participants in the Chorus: Varsia Adamou, Alexia Alexi, Maria Iacovidou, Chrysa Nikolaou, Andreas Louka, Tariel Berije.

Thursday, 21 September 2017 at 21:00
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation (Courtyard)
86-90 Faneromeni, old Nicosia

Information: 22 128 157 / f: boccf

The nights of the events, the Foundation's museums and exhibitions will remain open until midnight.

The performance will be in Greek


Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Time: 21:00 - 23:00


86-90 Phaneromenis Str.
Nicosia, Nicosia 1011, Cyprus
Phone: 22128157


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