Lia Rodrigues


When in a state of mania or “fury”, the human body can become ecstatic, wildly celebrate, but also be driven to the most violent rebellion imaginable. Lia Rodrigues’ nine dancers explore fundamental human needs in a highly precise choreography where contemporary dance meets Brazilian tradition.
Based in Brazil for the last several years, Lia Rodrigues, originally renowned as a dancer in Maguy Marin’s company, has founded a school for young dancers in the largest favela of Rio de Janeiro. Her “militant” pieces, at the crossroads of performance, plastic arts, and dance, employ a choreographic style charged with the energy and urgency of a true manifesto.

Contains nudity. Suitable for audiences 16+


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