Concept + Adaptation + Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou
Performers: Hendrik Arnst, Adrian Frieling (theremin), Argyris Xafis (electric guitar, harmonica, vocals), Fotini Papadodima (keyboards, vocals), Tilemachos Moussas (electric guitar, loops, efx)
Musical composition + Arrangements + Sound design: Tilemachos Moussas
Translation: Koralia Sotiriadou
Set + Costume design: Aristotelis Karananos, Alexandra Siafkou
Lighting design: Alekos Anastasiou
Assistant director: Efi Revmata
GREECE / Athens / Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2012, Peireos 260, Building E / 12-14 July
Buchner’s Woyzeck performed by a reduced international cast of five; they form a post -punk band with an operatic approach in original music score inspired by Alban Berg’s ‘Wozzeck’ to challenge the idea of the European Union.
Texts in performance: G. Buchner’s ‘Woyzeck’, a speech on ‘Economy of the housekeeping’ by Angela Merkel, G. Buchner’s The messenger of Hessen (“Der Hessische Landbote”) etc.
Woyzeck Quuartet – Athens Festival
[…] Director Elli Papakonstantinou discerns a clear analogy between Woyzeck—the victim of those in power, the guinea pig of the educated elite—and contemporary Greece vis-à-vis the European troika, the guinea pig of Europe. […] Papakonstantinou fearlessly explores the glaring and startling associations of the above connection. […]