Daemonia Nymphe and Theatre Lab Company present "Psychostasia: The Performance" 2014
23 March 2014 @ 8pm, Riverside studios/ Crisp Rd,Hammersmith, London, W6 9RL
Based on Daemonia Nymphe's latest opus 'Psychostasia'
Directed by Anastasia Revi
Illusions, reality and myth mingle in this enchanting labyrinth of stories, dreams and emotions ...
Zephyrus, the God of the West wakes up whispering.
The girl who wanders in chaos finds herself dancing on the sea waves.
The moon turns the fairies lunatic.
And the twin brothers, Sleep and Death, play with minds and souls in this charming and shimmering universe of music, movement and image.
Haunting music, surreal figures, evening rituals and bewitching ancient dances create an alternative universe of magic.
A unique collaboration between Daemonia Nymphe and Theatre Lab Company where music, visuals and dance performance creates an illusion dreamwork that becomes the journey of psyche ... Psyche /ˈsaɪki/ : the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious.
The music: Daemonia Nymphe
The director: Anastasia Revi
The lighting designer: Yiannis Katsaris
The performers: Evi Stergiou, Spyros Giasafakis,
Denise Moreno, Matthew Wade, Vanio Papadelli, Marco Nanetti, Sile Gutrod, Stephen Street
Hair stylist: Chrysostomos Chamalidis
Sound assistant: Babis Tsekis
Reproductions of ancient Greek instruments: Nikolaos Brass
"The performance is accompanied throughout by fantastic compositions from Daemonia Nymphe, a two person musical group who play a blend of traditional and more recognisable instruments. The music moves between providing a moody background to taking centre stage with songs sung ensemble by the 'Greek chorus', an impressive contemporary take on the ancient practice of singing and dancing through much of the drama" Medea -Plays to see
"I cannot end without praising Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou for the hauntingly beautiful music performed on reproductions of ancient Greek instruments" Medea-Everything Theatre
Anastasia Revi's expressive company generates great energy, led musically by Evi Stergiou and Spyros Giasafakis. It is the way all of their individual contributions contrast or blend together that makes this work so continually engaging.
Psychostasia - British Theatre Guide
Daemonia Nymphe has a unique brand of Greek-inspired folk music. Mostly playful and floaty, the acoustic songs are beautifully fragile ... this show feels like a strange dream where a Venetian ball meets pagan rituals.
Psychostasia - Everything Theatre
''With a gravel floor, wooden chairs and a pale raised walkway, the set is as stark as the story. It is further complimented by live music composed by Daemonia Nymphe and performed by Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou. These haunting tones underpin many of the scenes and further add to the melancholy of the piece.'' Medea -What's Peen Seen
Daemonia Nymphe (Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou) is an ethereal world music ensemble, the first artists worldwide to compose and perform improvisations with reproductions of ancient Greek instruments manufactured by Nikolaos Brass. Credits include: ten albums on labels of several nationalities (German, Italian French), live performances in in Austria, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Cyprus, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Greece (headliners in Wave Gotik Treffen Germany, Ethereal Fest Spain, Caivano Arte fest Italy, invited at Psalm/Styriarte Festival Austria,Exhibition Road fest UK), music composition for short films, documentaries (Treasures of Athens and Olympia/channel 5), theatre(Theatre Lab Company) and stand-up comedies (Colin Quinn's Long Story Short Broadway, New York),singing contribution(with LBC) to Neil Davidge's (Massive Attack) score for the game 'Halo' 4, collaboration with international musicians Peter Ulrich (ex-Dead Can Dance), Dessislava Stefanova (London Bulgarian Choir), Psarantonis, Dimitra Galani and Louisa John Krol among others, and compilations by European and International labels which include songs by Daemonia Nymphe along with tracks by Lisa Gerrard, Loreena McKennitt, Ladytron and many others.
Theatre Lab Company (TLC) is a London based international company with a reputation for mesmerizing theatrical imagery, physical theatre and devised experimental work. Words, music, images and movement are brought together to create dynamic theatre that crosses the boundaries of culture, language, taboo and medium.
Approximate running time: 55m
Suitable for all ages.