Bossa Nova

2008

In Brasil, during the late 50’s, a new wave of music emerges as the “folk” Samba gives its place to the Bossa Nova – the new wave –the music trend of those bourgeois living at the affluent suburbs across the coast.  The bourgeois dance and the South American music stage take off.

An onstage party is thrown at “Marika Kotopouli” stage where actors, dancers and musicians sway as the sound of Bossa Nova takes over. Soon, speech gets intertwined with music and everything starts to melt. The bodies follow the rhythm of Bossa Nova‘s repeated motif while they are sharing with us stories of love and heartbreaking separations.

Love is at the epicentre …we get acquainted, we fall in love, we experience the absolute bliss of love, along with the sadness that comes with it …and when everything is over, we start from scratch.

 

 

 

In Brasil, during the late 50’s, a new wave of music emerges as the “folk” Samba gives its place to the Bossa Nova – the new wave –the music trend of those bourgeois living at the affluent suburbs across the coast.  The bourgeois dance and the South American music stage take off.

An onstage party is thrown at “Marika Kotopouli” stage where actors, dancers and musicians sway as the sound of Bossa Nova takes over. Soon, speech gets intertwined with music and everything starts to melt. The bodies follow the rhythm of Bossa Nova‘s repeated motif while they are sharing with us stories of love and heartbreaking separations.

Love is at the epicentre …we get acquainted, we fall in love, we experience the absolute bliss of love, along with the sadness that comes with it …and when everything is over, we start from scratch.

 

 

 

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Direction, Choreography & Set Design: Konstantinos Rigos

Dramaturgy & Performance Text: Xenia Aidonopoulou

Music Composition & Sound Design: Dimosthenis Grivas

Costume Design: Natassa Dimitriou

Associate Set Designer: Gay Stefanou

Lighting Design: Sakis Birbilis

Assistant Director: Elena Skoula

Assistant Choreographer: Amalia Bennett

Music Coach: Melina Peonidou

Performers: Konstantinos Aspiotis, Marieta Vetta, Stefania Goulioti, Alexandros Isaakidis, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Yannis Klinis, Panagiotis Kontonis, Dioni Kourtaki, Irida Kyriakopoulou, Achilleas Manolis, Savvas Baltzis, Themis Bazaka, Amalia Bennett, Maria Nafpliotou, Giannis Nikolaidis, Nikoleta Xenariou, Angeliki Papoulia, Nancy Stamatopoulou, Vangelis Telonis, Antonis Fragakis

On Stage Musicians: Hristos Alexakis, Serafeim Giannakopoulos, Dimosthenis Grivas, Angelos Papadatos

Photography: Konstantinos Rigos

Production: National Theatre of Greece

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