La Veronal – Marcos Morau

Pasionaria

Joy and pain. Love and death. The dichotomies of life represented through images that will haunt spectators long after this performance by multi-award-winning Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau. Pasionaria refers to a passionless planet. An imaginary, dystopian world, imitating the human world, whose inhabitants move like robots or statues, seemingly oblivious to any feeling. A visually stunning production with a strong theatrical quality and an idiosyncratic choreographic style that draws inspiration from hip hop, popping and animation.

Strobe lights are used in the performance.



PROLOGUE | PRE-SHOW TALKS


Young theatre and dance researchers introduce audiences to the performances


For many of us, a Festival performance is a fascinating, unexplored universe waiting to be discovered. What is the starting point of a performance? What “school” does it fall into? What can be inferred about the process of art making through the style of a particular performance?


Through this new practice, launched in the summer of 2021, the Athens Epidaurus Festival, in cooperation with the Theatre Studies Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, as part of the Master’s programme “Greek and World Theatre: Drama, Performance, Education”, invites post-graduate students – theatre researchers and dance experts – to delve into the Peiraios 260 performances and facilitate access to this creative world for audiences. Young researchers and experts will whet festival-goers’ appetites and provide them with theoretical tools in order to give them a better understanding of the performance they are about to enjoy.


Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change