Based on the film Dogville by Lars von Trier
In an attempt to escape the oppressive, quasi-fascist regime of her country, the young Brazilian woman Graça flees her homeland. She finds refuge in a community of theatre artists staging Lars von Trier’s Dogville and tackling the following question: to what extent is our society tolerant of the Other? In the beginning, Graça is enthusiastically welcomed by the group. However, she later falls victim to exploitation and experiences all sorts of racist and xenophobic attitudes.
Racism, in all its forms, is a recurring theme in the work of internationally acclaimed artist Christiane Jatahy (Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre, Biennale di Venezia 2022). In Dusk, performers film each other live on stage, offering many different perspectives over one absolute and final “truth”.
With Greek and English surtitles
June 27: Post-show talk with Christiane Jatahy. Moderated by Stefanie Carp with Olga Karyoti.
PROLOGUE / PRE-SHOW TALKS
The successful collaboration launched in 2021 between the Athens Epidaurus Festival and the Postgraduate Studies Programme of the Department of Theatre Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, continues this year at the heart of Peiraios 260, building an invaluable bridge between theory and practice. Half an hour before our admission to the theatre venues, young theatre researchers will whet our appetite for the much-anticipated performances, hone our sensibility, and decipher the often challenging “codes” of contemporary performing arts.
*The Prologue initiative will take place before the start of international productions