Unfulfilled love. Human love. Can they coexist? In the novel “Eros-Hero”, Alexandros Papadiamantis gives his answer to this question, influenced by the social framework of his time. The novel tells the story of a romantic and equally tragic love story between a young sailor and his childhood love on Skiathos in the 19th century. Echodrama Cultural Group dramatizes in its own way the emotions and dilemmas reflected through the characters of the novel. With contemporary choreography and original music inspired by tradition and expressed in a contemporary way, the piece asks where it leads when feelings are suppressed by the social environment. The narration and the lyrics of the songs taken directly from Papadiamantis’ text, combined with live vocals and percussion, enrich the performance, adding the power of tradition to the contemporary element of the choreography.

Duration: 60`

Production credits

Dramaturgy, direction: Phaedra Pisimisi and dancers

Music compoitions and songs: ionnix (Yannis Pisimisis)

Singing, vocals: Anastasia Hadjipavlou

Art direction: Sevi Dimitriadou

Dancers: Phaedra Pisimisi, Yorgos Papadopoulos, Kelly Rapti, Stavros Boutsikas, Daniela Pisimisi, Nikos Damo

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