Horse in Love // The Absurdity of love
NTNG - 4th Forest Festival 2018 // Athens Festival 2019
Love is a smoke made from the fume of sighs–William Shakespeare
What is love? How do we experience it? Does everyone have access to love? How can such an extraordinary moment lead to an endless fantasy, to a thought that drives us mad? And how can love equate people - as different as they may be - in one and only condition, that of being in love?
Horse in love/ The Absurd of Love, after extensive research, attempts to record the course of an "... ah!", of an exclamation that accompanies love at first site, rejection, pain and pleasure. A performance about love, this "disability," that dominates, torpedoes, motivates and drives people crazy. An homage to real vitality, to libido, to a celebration of all senses suppressed by a rigidly perception of life. A show that overcomes social barriers and hinders obstacles to talk about the instinct, the forbidden, the imagination, the soul. A performance that insists on the search of mutual love.
Horse in love/ The Absurd of Love is the third part of a theatrical trilogy entitled The Other Normal, which emerged from the crushing need of En Dynamei Theatre Ensemble to share their personal stories openly and explore the personal and universal aspects of human peculiarity through the light of an artistic event. The first part of the trilogy The Fan Man or How to dress an elephant, a production En Dynamei Theatre Ensemble, was presented at the Athens Epidaurus Festival (2015), while the second one, The "Other" Home, a production of the Onassis Cultural Centre, was presented at the 51st Dimitria Festival. All three productions are directed by Eleni Efthimiou. The Artistic Director of En Dynamei Theatre Ensemble is Eleni Dimopoulou.
Concept - Artistic direction Eleni Dimopoulou
Directed by Eleni Efthymiou
Research and text Eleni Efthymiou & En dynamei group
Dramaturgy Sofia Eftychiadou
Set and costume design Evangelia Kirkine
Costume design collaborator Richard Anthony
Lighting designers Richard Anthony, Vangelis Maroulis
Choreography - Movement Tasos Papadopoulos
Artistic collaboration Vitoria Kotsalou
Visual design - Video Dimitris Zachos
Cinematography Orestis Psomopoulos
Music Eleni Efthymiou, Odysseas Gallios
Mask Martha Foka
Sound design - Arrangements Odysseas Gallios
Production manager Fotini Tsakiri
English translation Elli Marmara
Set construction Panagiotis Makris, Dimitris Kourdis
Assistant director Vangelis Kosmidis
Assistant to the set and costume designer Sofia Patsinakidou
Special set and costume props Marios-Leandros Basteas
Photos Dimitris Chondropidas
Kleio Antonopoulou, Noemi Vasiliadou, Chrysa Gouma, Maria Dachlythra, Margarita Kainada, Anna Kalincheva, Evangelina Kariofylli, Theano Konta, Vangelis Kosmidis, Ilias Kougiomtzis, Giota Kouitzoglou, Nikos Kyparissis, Angelos Konstantinou, Loxandra Loukas, Dimitris Lyras, Theocharis Bairaktaridis, Giorgos-Zisis Bilionis, Sofia Bletsou, Thanos Nanasis, Michalis Dolopoulos, Theano Papavasiliou, Charis Serdari, Christos Sioumis, Athina Sotiropoulou, Despoina Triantafyllidi, Dane Tsorlini, Alexandros Chatsios, Panagiotis Tsouroupidis
Piano Giorgos Cholopoulos
Giota Tembridou’s text The Convention is included in the performance.
Roula Alavera and Panagiotis Papaioannou appear in videos.
The performance includes nudity. Parental consent required for children under the age of 14.
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Video - Teaser
Press - Reviews
Ipolizei // by Konstantinos Bouras // "... the take-off Love Horse ..."