The Murderess

A music-dance performance based on the novel by Alexandros Papadiamantis, the famous author from Skiathos, which combines original music, songs, contemporary dance, narration and video projections. The narration and the lyrics are based on Papadiamantis's original text. The projected images show locations of Skiathos as described by Papadiamantis. Dance and music follow the dramatic atmosphere of the novel.

"The Murderess" is a story about the 60-year-old midwife and healer, Frangojannou, who commits several murders of young girls on Skiathos 150 years ago. Based on her experiences as a woman in the society of the time, she firmly believes that this will prevent further suffering and burden for the family. "The Murderess" by Alexandros Papadiamantis is today considered one of the most important prose works of modern Greek literature.

For a better understanding of the performance by English speaking audience, subtitles are projected and follow the narration.

Production credits

Choreography: Echodrama Cultural Group

Dramaturgy: Sevi Dimitriadou

Music composition: ionnix (Yannis Pisimisis)

Dancers: Giorgos Papadopoulos, Kelly Rapti, Nikos Damos, Stavros Boutsikas, Phaedra Pisimisi, Daniela Pisimisi, Sevi Dimitriadou, Aliki Mpakopoulou

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