Salos means swell, the silent wave that isn’t justified by the prevailing weather conditions but instead owes its existence to winds having occurred earlier or elsewhere. Everything we experience has its causes in the past, and our actions in the present will affect the future.
The work gets inspired by the swells of History and focuses on the historical case of the European Union. The EU is going through the longest period of peace throughout its entire existence. Despite the strong challenges it is facing, it seems that it has not yet known the breakout of a sweeping swell.
‘Salos’ implicates three performers in an ever-shifting choreography that imprints our narration on the history of the EU, from its establishment until today. Sofia Mavragani composes a poetic allegory about the paradoxical connection of events with the space and time in which they occur.
concept - creation: Sofia Mavragani
performance - co-creation: Nontas Damopoulos, Xara Kotsali, Sania Strimbakou
original music - sound design: Anthony Palaskas
dramaturgy: Miranda Manasiadis
costumes - set design: Paul Thanopoulos
light design: Vassilis Klotsotiras
communication and press: Yorgos Katsonis
performance photos: Margarita Nikitaki
a production of Athens & Epidaurus Festival
Premiered on 4 & 5 July 2016 at Peiraios 260 / Athens & Epiaurus Festival
Following Performance: 18 February 2016 / MEGARON: the Athens Concert Hall