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June 1, 2022 to June 4, 2022

Théâtre Jean-Duceppe - Place des arts Book

The Expanding Universe

A world out of time, suspended between dreams and the end of ideals. Propelled by a wind turbine, a parade of strange characters and a prehistoric beast gravitate around a smoke-spewing creature. After Titans astounded the FTA’s audience in 2018, the fabulous Greek performer Euripides Laskaridis enchants once again with his eccentric imagination in this poetic and grotesque fable about the grandeur and flaws of humanity.

Strewn with scraps of sheet metal, the stage becomes a place for bizarre apparitions where Laskaridis’ personal mythology is unleashed. An extraordinary creator of characters, he dresses up to transform his body into a theatre where gods, monsters, humans and machines come together. A work swept by an irrational wind, Elenit thrusts the spectator into a burlesque tale where chaos rules supreme. A combat in the present, before we disappear.

Produced by OSMOSIS + Onassis Stegi-Athens
Conceived and directed by Euripides Laskaridis
Performed by Eirini Boudali + Nikos Dragonas + Chrysanthi Fytiza + Manos Kotsaris + Euripides Laskaridis + Thanos Lekkas + Dimitris Matsoukas + Efthimios Moschopoulos + Giorgos Poulios + Fay Xhuma
Costume Design Angelos Mentis
Music and Sound Design Giorgos Poulios
Set Design Loukas Bakas
Lighting Design Eliza Alexandropoulou
Dramaturgy Consultant Alexandros Mistriotis
Associate Movement Director Nikos Dragonas
Assistant Director Geli Kalampaka
Composer Assistant Jeph Vanger
Costume Design and Special Constructions Assistants Filanthi Bougatsou + Konstantinos Chaldaios + Ioanna Plessa + Olga Vlassi
Artistic Collaborator – Special Constructions Anna Papathanasiou
Costume Design Assistant Aella Tsilikopoulou
Set Design Assistants Filanthi Bougatsou + Dinos Nikolaou
Stage Manager and Set Design Assistants Dinos Nikolaou + Giorgos Antonopoulos
Technical Director Konstantinos Margas
Rehearsal Light Technicians Giorgos Antonopoulos + Tzanos Mazis + Vasilis Zidros
Lighting Console Programmers Giorgos Melissaropoulos + Vangelis Mountrichas
Sound Engineers Kostis Pavlopoulos + Kostas Michopoulos + Jeph Vanger
Production Manager Rena Andreadaki
Project Manager and Tour Production Simona Fremder
Osmosis Operations Coordinator TooFarEastProductions
Produced with the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès (Paris) within the framework of the New Settings Program
Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques + Théâtre de la Ville (Paris) + Teatro della Pergola (Florence) + Pôle européen de création – Ministère de la Culture/Maison de la Danse en soutien à la Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2020 + Teatro Municipal do Porto + Les Halles de Schaerbeek (Brussels) + Teatre Lliure (Barcelona) + Malraux. Scène Nationale Chambéry-Savoie + Théâtre de Liège + Julidans (Amsterdam) + Bonlieu Scène Nationale Annecy
In collaboration with ICI–Centre Chorégraphique National Montpellier-Occitanie