MILOS INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL 2021 (GREECE)
ΑΛΙΜΟΝΟ ΜΟΥ, ΕΣΕΙΣ ΠΑΙΔΙΑ ΜΟΥ,
ΚΑΙ ΑΛΙΜΟΝΟ ΜΟΥ, ΕΣΕΙΣ ΓΟΝΕΙΣ ΜΟΥ,
ΚΙ ΕΣΥ, ΠΑΤΡΙΔΑ ΠΟΥ ΕΡΕΙΠΩΘΗΚΕΣ,
ΠΝΙΓΜΕΝΗ ΜΕΣΑ ΣΤΟΝ ΚΑΠΝΟ
ΚΙ ΕΓΩ ΣΚΛΑΒΑ ΣΕ ΞΕΝΗ ΓΗ.
I cry for my children,
I cry for my fathers and my country
which collapses in the smoke
of the fire, and, in foreign land, they call me slave
What remains of war when the war is over?
What remains of war when the war is over? What is left of the battlefield when the battle has moved elsewhere? What about the vanquished, forgotten by history? How can we make the violated earth fertile again?
We set out together in search of these vestiges. Borrowing from the myth of the destruction of Troy, we tell the story of Milos, an island in the Aegean Sea, and its present-day inhabitants.
After the victory of the Greeks, there is horror, abandonment and ruins… but not silence. We speak of the fate of the Trojan women, drawn by lot by the Greek soldiers and condemned to exile. Once again we tell this story, but this time it is about to be reinvented.
We question the many forms of colonization, those in the fiction and also our own. We are also “invaders” on this island, even if it is “simply” to create a show…
“Captives” is a fable, drawn from Euripides’ Hecuba and The Trojan Women with poems by Dimitris Dimitriadis, Odysséas Elytis and Kiki Dimoula as well as Greek songs from the past and present. Contemporary voices echo with ancestral myths.
Stage direction, musical direction, sets and costumes: Marcus Borja
Artistic collaboration, translator & interpreter: Magdalena Ioannidi
Light design: Gabriele Smiriglia
Sound design: John M. Warts
Assistant director: Antoine Maitrias
© Photo credit: Marcus Borja
Magdalena Ioannidi, Iris Karampatea, Elisabet Kourti, Maria Mathioudaki, Manolis Mallis, Vassiliki Misailidi, Elpida Mountsaki, Masoussos (Emmanouil) Ksidous, Chrissa Papadopoulou, Konstantina Spinelli, James Borniche, Fernando Escalona (countertenor)… and the Elmire quartet : Cyprien Brod (first violin), Nam Nguyen (second violin), Issey Nadaud (viola) & Rémi Carlon (cello)
Solal Forte, Danaï Tezapsidou, Jean-François Dubos & Bertrand Cosson