Ioanna Portolou | Griffon Dance Company 15-18 June 2022 Peiraios 260, Hall E Athesn Epidaurus Festival

What happens when our familiar social environment changes radically? How are we affected by a violent change disrupting everything that has defined us up until that point?

Ioanna Portolou and the Griffόn Dance Co., previously featured in the Festival with recent performances at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus (KAOS, 2018) and Peiraios 260 (Porn, 2017) return with a new piece investigating that fine line between the “best” and the “worst” in human nature. Following an early stage of collective dramaturgical research, Amazing will be structured as a choreographic documentary about the human race: no matter how evolved, humanity remains violent and greedy.

Nevertheless, despite the prevailing brutality, there must be something amazing in humans, an element pursued by the dance company in the realm of physical and psychic Transcendence.

Choreography: Ioanna Portolou

Performers: Ioanna Apostolou, Stavroula Siamou, Theano Xidia, Yiannis Nikolaidis, Alexandros Laskaratos

Music: Anthony Palaskas

Costume and set design: Ioanna Tsami

Lighting design: Tasos Palaioroutas

Assistant Choreographer/ Dramaturgy:Dimitra Mitropoulou

Production Manager: Christina Polychroniadou

Photos:Evita Skourleti

Co-production: Athens Epidaurus Festival- Griffόn Dance Co.

With the support of the Ministry of Culture 2020-2021