Theater Productions

RootlessRoot Silence

Polyplanity Productions-RootlessRoot Silence
DIRECTED BY: Linda Kapetanea, Jozef Fruček
Athens Epidaurus Festival Peiraios 260 (D)
03/07 - 04/07/2023
Polyplanity Productions-RootlessRoot Silence

If something has been brutally banished from our current age of technology and information, that’s silence. The ever-present barrage of human activity causes endless noise. In addition to silence, the capacity to listen also seems to be fading away. However, what is silence? What dimensions can it assume?

In their latest piece, the RootlessRoot duo creates a world dedicated to silence and its power. They explore an unknown universe where silence communicates with all those listening carefully to it, with all those conversing with it and utilizing what it has to offer them. 

Silence is treated as an absolute condition, confronting those who participate in it with the mystery of their own selves and the world at large. Sometimes as a place of reflection, critical thinking and memory, sometimes as a place of faith, prayer and encounter with the divine, silence becomes the space for movement before the actual movement or action. 

Drawing material from philosophy, theology, poetry, literature and painting, the duo investigates the condition of silence as a medium of self-knowledge and an experiencing of the world. Via improvisations and exercises, the movement research will dictate the choreographic material and theatrical elements of this production.

Concept – Choreography Linda Kapetanea, Jozef Fruček

Musical composition Vassilis Mantzoukis

Set and costume design Paris Mexis

Assistant to the set and costume designer Alegia Papageorgiou

Lighting design Perikles Mathiellis

Sound design – Sound engineer Christos Parapagidis

Scientific associate Kostas Vrachnos

Texts edited by Ioanna Nasiopoulou

Props construction Ilianna Skoulaki

Performers (in alphabetical order) Maria Bregianni, George Dereskos, Linda Kapetanea, Anastasis Karachanidis, Christos Strinopoulos, Alexandros Vardaxoglou

Executive production Polyplanity Productions / Yolanda Markopoulou, Vicky Strataki

Executive production assistant Nikos Charalampidis

Photographer Elina Giounanli

Thanks to Maro Stavrinou

Co-production Athens Epidaurus Festival, RootlessRoot

Funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
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