«En dynamei» Theatre Ensemble – Eleni Efthymiou
The Fan Man or How to Dress an Elephant
“Normal is definitely a word which is doomed. A word which cannot help but be defined by the average. Next comes objective truth; that which is not normal is different; it is the ‘other’. But who gave that ‘other’ a negative nuance? And why?”
This short introduction sums up the philosophy of the “En Dynamei” Association, whose artistic director is Eleni Dimopoulou. This performance comprises stories that have to do with disability. Through these stories, it is hoped that we will open up to the unfamiliar, and thus make it known and familiar. On stage, these stories are told by children and so take on the form of a children’s game.
The performance also includes excerpts from texts by Xavier Durringer, Nikiforos Vrettakos, Tellos Filis and JM Coetzee.