Opening: 22-07-2017 19:30
PHAOS - Goddess Artemis and the transformation of the soul
Dance theatre performance based on melodized extracts of Euripides tragedies about Artemis
Texts: Leta Koutsohera
Director: Arsinoe Lilly Karadima
Choreography: Arsinoe Lilly Karadima
Performers: Danae Kalachora, Lina Damaskopoulou, Dioni Ganatsiou, Arsinoe Lilly Karadima
Music: Daemon Fousteris
Melodization of Euripides extracts: Iris Balala
Archaeologist: Lina Damaskopoulou
Academic Advisor: Parmenides Bousiou
A journey of the soul from the half light of the earthly nature to its ample inner light. Artemis, as a guide to our inner paths is the one to set the goals and show us the ways. Her double sided nature, soft and harsh, is the one to protect, but also the one to punish. Her world is the wide world of nature itself and the harsh realities that balance inside her- a disobedient virginity and the pains of birth, conquer a feminine dominant world. It is her that transforms. During an inner journey in 9 circles of the moon, the soul gives birth to a new self, desiring to reach its inner Apollonian twin light.
In order to evolve you have to transform. Constantly. Several metaphoric transformations take place on stage: from the half lighted forest where virgin priestesses of Artemis dance holding light potteries in hand, to the modest dance of the Karyads, the hunters, the sacred deer, the Amazons that dance in front of the polymastoid statue of the goddess at Ephesus, to the little Arcts (bears) of Vrauron… Times, epochs, qualities, rhythms, diversities, changes. In each scene ancient dances for Artemis revive (dance of the Karyads, Phrygian dances, the dance of the Arcts). Through this journey the audience finds the cord that connects the soul to its inner light. The performance is based on melodized extracts of Euripides tragedies about Artemis (Hippolytus, The Trojan women, Phoenician Virgins) in order to reflect the timelessness of ancient texts in modern reality.
Arsinoe Lilly Karadima - Artistic Director / Choreographer