INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY 2009
IAU- SYMPOSIUM 260
"The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture"
UNESCO, Paris 19-23 January 2009
Etude on "Medea" Euripides
in cooperation with Prof. Xenophon Moussas
Associate Professor in Space Physics
Director of Astrophysics Laboratory
Faculty of Physics
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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On Tuesday 20, from 13h00 to 14h00, there will be a performance
of "Medea" by the Arcadia Theatre.
The character who starts the presentation of Tragedy, the Introducer
-- in performance we shall see him as "forma", not as presence --
adheres to the personages and via the tragic text and the plot of the
Tragedy, we follow his own "descent" into the deepest nooks and
folds of his being as well as that of all the other characters,
resulting in the Analysis, the Crushing, the Understanding, as well
as the Catharsis that comes with the Liberation, which is none other
that Acceptance, Personal Responsibility, the Price to pay and the
superlative Forgiveness deriving from Divinity with Medea's ascension
to heaven in the chariot of her ancestor, God Helios (Sun).
During the unfolding of the Tragedy, we also follow the severe lashing
on vanity, racism, ingratitude and the lack of respect as regards
Male and Female.
The performance will be presented by two actresses: Katerina Paliou,
director, actress, choreographer, and theatrologist, and Lydia Palas,
actress and theatrologist. The translation form Ancient Greek to English
was made by Prof. Georgios Theodorides, Univ. of Melbourne, Australia.
Assistant scenographer: Christie Konstantinakos.
Costume designer: Dr. Ariadne Mackinnon
Music composer: Effie Ratsou.
|- Winter 2008-2009:
India, New Delhi
|- Spring 2009:
|- Summer 2009:
Turkey - Konstantinopole,
Greece - Athens,
Albania - Tirana,
Greece - Ancient Mantinea
|- Autumn 2009:
|- Winter 2009:
France, Paris, Lyon