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Alexis. Una tragedia greca

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Original Title Alexis. Una tragedia greca
English Title Alexis. A Greek Tragedy
Director Enrico Casagrande y Daniela Nicolò
Year 2010
Lenght 70 min


  • Silvia Calderoni, Vladimir Aleksic, Benno Steinegger, Alexandra Sarantopoulou


  • COMPAÑÍA: Motus
  • DIRECTOR DE LA OBRA: Enrico Casagrande y Daniela Nicolò
  • MÚSICA: “Pyrovolismos sto prosopo”, por The Boy
  • DISEÑO DE ILUMINACIÓN: Enrico Casagrande y Daniela Nicolò
  • DISEÑO DE SONIDO: Andrea Comandini
  • DISEÑO DE ESCENOGRAFÍA: Enrico Casagrande y Daniela Nicolò
  • TRADUCCIÓN AL ESPAÑOL: Giuliana Dal Piaz, Directora del Instituto Italiano di Cultura
  • PRODUCCIÓN: Motus, ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Espace Malraux, Scène Nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie, Carta Bianca, Programme Alcotra Coopération France Italie, Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes, Festival delle Colline Torinesi
  • COPRODUCCIÓN: Administración Provincial de Rímini, Administración Regional de Emilia-Romagna y Ministerio de Patrimonio y Actividad Cultural


Alexis. A Greek Tragedy is the culmination of a series that started with what Motus calls “Contests” or confrontations: site-specific performances, in which, using the character of Antigone, the artists tackle the question of how to transform indignation into action. Two approaches, an aesthetic one that links theater practice to a poetic interpretation of a myth, and a political approach that deals with the question of contemporary social rebellion, are weaved in Alexis. A Greek Tragedy. The play focuses on the killing of Alexan¬dros-Andreas Grigoropoulos (Alexis), a fifteen- year old demonstrator murdered in Athens by the police during the protest of December 6th of 2008. Two years later, Motus traveled to Athens to gather witness’ testimonies, graffitis, and activists’ statements that constitute the traces of an event that has already dissipated. In the “A” of Anarchy that is repeated on the walls of Athens’ streets, Motus sees Antigone’s presence. In the play, these documentary materials are interspersed with Brecht’s Antigone with the intention of creating a productive inquiry into contemporary rebellion through this Greek heroine. The staging interlaces reality and fiction using visual and aural materials as well as gestures that animate (motus) Antigone’s traces. Through a fragmented dramaturgy, which drafts different ways of depicting the cartography of rebellion (the topic at the center of the general project, Syrma Antigónes), this production layers different levels of representation. Ultimately, Alexis is a play where visual, aural, and corporeal resources help the performers ask the audience how to start and sustain a movement.

Photo: Valentina Bianchi



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