Free Besieged, Draft B

2006, 2007

In Free Besieged, Draft B, Konstantinos Rigos, one of the leading figures of the vibrant Greek dance theatre scene, crosses paths with Greece’s national poet, Dionysios Solomos, using verses from Solomos’ The Free Besieged. Inspired by the world-view espoused by the poem’s heroes, the work focuses on the contrasts between freedom and the denial of freedom, between enclosure and the boundlessness of nature.

Direction, Choreography & Set Design Konstantinos Rigos | Music Composition Dimosthenis Grivas | Dramaturgy Xenia Aidonopoulou | Costume Design Natassa Dimitriou | Video Vasilis Kehagias | Set Design Consultant Liza Psomiadou | Production Management PRO4 | Performers Amalia Bennett, Panagiotis Kontonis, Nancy Stamatopoulou, Edouard Pelleray, François Renault, Johnathan Reis, Dimitra Charalambous and 30 guests

Photography Konstantinos Rigos

Production Athens & Epidaurus Festival