“Lapis Lazuli”: The new, idiosyncratic performance by Euripides Laskaridis comes to Stegi - Wishevoke

“Lapis Lazuli”: The new, idiosyncratic performance by Euripides Laskaridis comes to Stegi

From April 4th to 21st on the main stage.

Advance sales start: Thursday, March 14th, 5:00 p.m

Lapis lazuli, the new idiosyncratic show by Euripides Laskaridis, on the main stage in Stegi. The grotesque, the comic and the terrible coexist in a work on the edge of Performancefrom dance and from fine arts.

“The work is aimed at those who realize how touching the funny side of life is, at those who are not looking for messages and lessons, at those who do not take themselves seriously.” How far is a scream from laughter ?

Pinelopi Gerasimou

After completing three projects, they continue touring to a warm reception free comments Around the world, RELIC (2015), TITANES (2017) and ELLENIT (2019), Euripides Laskaridis presents his new international co-production, Lapis Lazuli, from April 4th to 21st in Stegi in a world premiere before embarking on a major Stage embarks on an international tour. Able to create magic with the most heterogeneous and humble materials, Euripides Laskaridis, inventor of a hybrid type of spectacle at the boundaries of performance, dance and visual art, the grandiose and the deliberately ridiculous, returns with the creation of another idiosyncratic show back. where the elements of the grotesque, the comic and the frightening coexist. Laskaridis continues his exploration of the concepts of transformation and the ridiculous, trying to recreate an enchanting and mysterious world in which he welcomes his strange, moody but also sensitive characters. The title of his new work (Lapis Lazuli) refers to the semi-precious stone with its characteristic blue color.

Lapis lazuli is one metamorphic rock, which exhibits unpredictable behavior under high pressure. From Tutankhamun’s mask to Titian’s Renaissance paintings to the (post)modern examples of Yves Klein’s monochromatic works, lapis lazuli has adorned countless works of art with its vibrant and mysterious color.

In Lapis Lazuli, Euripides Laskarides focuses on our existential relationship fear And scary and attempts to explore a series of dipoles, such as the material with the spiritual, the dreamlike with the nightmarish and the conscious with the unconscious, thus building a dense network of contrasts on stage. These contrasting relationships are found – unexpectedly for the creator and interpreter – even in the name of the rock, which etymologically is a combination of the Latin word lapis (stone) and the Arabic lāzurd (blue), which has its origins in Persian lājevard (sky). . Therefore lapis lazuli is often attributed “Stone from Heaven”.

Laskaridis says of the project: “My starting point is different and it comes to me unexpectedly.” As a rule, each project takes two years to complete, starting with the conception of an initial idea or figure. In Lapis Lazuli, the main character “visited” me for the first time in a dream, in February 2022 in Liège. I’ve been searching for the world of this character ever since. In most of my work I avoid the use of language, primarily to avoid capturing meaning. Therefore, unintelligible speech often occurs, along with other elements such as light, objects, music, the movement of bodies, objects and lights, and even sounds. Lapis lazuli seems to complete something, it reflects everything I have done. At the same time, I feel like there’s something new here, but once I’m asked to talk about it, it automatically baffles me. So I pretend I don’t see it. We assume that the ending will also surprise us.”

Performed by: Angelos Alafogiannis, Euripides Laskaridis, Dimitris Matsoukas, Maria Bregianni / Eftychia Stefanou*, Spyros Dogas (*double distribution).

The information
Roof of the Onassis foundation
Syngrou 107
Main stage
Wednesday – Sunday, 8:30 p.m
Duration: 80 minutes

Tickets
Regular: €7, €15, €22, €28
Reduced, friends, group 5-9 people: €12, €18, €22
Group of 10 people or more: 11, 15, 20 €
Residents: €7*
Unemployment, disability: €5
Disabled companion: €10

*Tickets for neighborhood residents can only be purchased at the Stegi box office, Wednesday to Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Access via the “Artist Entrance” on Galaxia Street. General advance sales begin on Thursday, March 14th at 5:00 p.m.

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