THE WALK // 2013
// this statue is a copy
THE WALK is an anthology piece: small pop-up scenes performed within the very fabric of Athens’ city centre. It reframed a range of OSMOSIS works as an outdoor, site-specific promenade performance, created specially for the 2013 IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) Plenary Meeting in Athens.
Euripides served as guide, in the guise of one of his ridiculous and extravagant personas. Taking an ancient hairpin stadium as its starting point, where it dipped its toes in ancient Greek myth, the walk moved on to a statue steeped in more recent Greek history before diving into a different kind of mythology altogether: entering the infamous Zappion Gardens, where children play through the day and gay men cruise through the night.
A 2015 video of the performance was presented at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space as part of the official Greek participation (themed “New Spatialities: Design for Outdoor/Open Performance Space”), alongside a site-specific iteration of another OSMOSIS work: RELIC // JOSEF MÁNES.
THE WALK // 2013
// anthology piece – outdoor, site-specific promenade performance for 15 performers
// 60 minutes
THE WALK // 2015
// edited video of the performance
// three minutes
conceived & directed by // Euripides Laskaridis
performed by // Panagiota Alexiou, Pavlina Andriopoulou, Stella Christodoulopoulou, Nikos Dragonas, Alexis Fousekis, Christela Gizeli, Marianthi Grammatikou, Yorgos Kafetzopoulos, Amalia Kosma, Euripides Laskaridis, Olia Lazaridou, Yiannis Nikolaidis, Christos Papadopoulos, Mary Randou & Drossos Skotis
costume design // Angelos Mentis, Despina Makarouni & Euripides Laskaridis
assistant directors // Konstantinos Davris, Dimitris Triandafyllou & Eleni Zarafidou
texts by // Euripides Laskaridis & Kyriacos Karseras
lyrics translated by // Kyriacos Karseras
camera operators // Marios Sergios Eliakis & Konstantinos Davris
video edited by // Euripides Laskaridis
special thanks to // Thanassis Akokkalidis, Tatiana Bre, Fotini Davri, Kelly Diapouli, Marios Sergios Eliakis, Panagiotis Evangelidis, Anna Gilly, IETM Athens and its volunteers, Kyriacos Karseras, Konstantinos Karvouniaris, Thanos Kois, Vicky Kolovou, Lia Laskaridou, Rena Laskaridou, Theano Metaxa, Sissy Morfi, Dimitris Papaioannou, Tina Papanikolaou, Simos Patieridis, Giorgos Poulios, George Sachinis, Kalliopi Simou, Melina Terzaki, Anna Vlavianou, Eleni Zarafidou & Rea Zekou
performance commissioned by // IETM Athens 2013
video presented at // the Prague Quadrennial 2015
produced by // the OSMOSIS performing arts company [GR]