Nova Melancholia Ektoplasmata (Ectoplasm)
“Ektoplasm” was created in the intimate atmosphere of the director’s flat. The performance is based upon poems of Miltos Sachtouris and delivers snap-shots of rebellion and sensitivity as well as struggle and sorrow. “A farewell at the 1980s through poems that call upon dear dead ones, with songs played on keyboards and cheap b-movie horror scenes” writes director Vassilis Noulas. Reciting the poems with great passion, the excellent performer ensemble comments on them and therewith brings them to life. Performed in Greek with English subtitles.
Leipzig LOFFT - Das Theater Saturday, 16th of September 8 p.m.
Dresden Societaetstheater Tuesday, 19th of September 8 p.m.

Ektoplasmata 3 Nudeln by Nikos Katsaros grau
Ektoplasmata, Foto © Nikos Katsaros

Lambros Pigounis
Sacrificial Mirror. An Interactive Sound Art Performance
The composer and sound designer Lambros Pigounis borrows movements used in religious rituals all over the world. In “Sacrificial Mirror” the performer generates sounds and vibrations with his own body and amplifies them with the help of special contact microphones and sensors. Sound, volume, sweat and trance melt into a kind of auditory mirror of social norms. No language barrier.
Leipzig LOFFT - Das Theater Tuesday, 19th of September 9 p.m.
Dresden Societaetstheater Thursday, 21st of September 8 p.m.

Giannis Karounis
Nature
Choreographer, dancer and filmmaker Giannis Karounis links topics like thoughtlessness, destruction of the environment and human exploitation. His unpretentious yet smart performance is not only shown in theaters, but also in galleries and in public spaces. His film “Ruin” is part of the dance film program of the festival as well. No language barrier.
Leipzig LOFFT - Das Theater Tuesday, 19th of September ca 10 p.m.
Dresden Societaetstheater Thursday, 21st of September 9 p.m.

Porn 3 Masken by Myrto Apostolidou beschnitten
Porn, Foto © Myrto Apostolidou

Ioanna Portolou + Griff¤în Dance Company
Porn
According to the company, “porn” can be almost anything: boundlessness, beauty, secret, abuse, but also focus, repetition or intensity. This performance is a case study of extreme mutability. Relation is movement, movement is relation - all this in ever-changing transformation. Just as the improvised and live played electronic music. No language barrier.
Only in Leipzig LOFFT - Das Theater Wednesday, 20th of September 8 p.m.

Kristi & Stathis
Concert
In 1983, Kristi Stassinopoulou represented Greece at the “Eurovision Song Contest“. Since the 1990s, composer and multi-instrumentalist Stathis Kalyviotis is her artistic partner. Together they mix Greek traditional music (Demotika) with psychedelic grooves. Kristi & Stathis find inspiration in a gigantic fund of songs and dances they have collected. Yet, in concert, they almost exclusively play their own material.
Dresden Societaetstheater Wednesday, 20th of September 8 p.m.
Leipzig die naTo Friday, 22nd of September 8.30 p.m.

Athens Video Dance Project (AVDP)
Dance films
Widely travelled, award-winning films are among this year’s festival selection, presented by the “Athens Video Dance Project”. Eight imaginative masterpieces of the ascending dance film genre will be shown. Free entrance.
Leipzig LOFFT - Das Theater Wednesday, 20th of September 9 p.m.
Dresden Societaetstheater Friday, 22nd of September 6.30 p.m.

Tanzfilm Ruin Web
Dance film "Ruin"

Athanasia Kanellopoulou
RUPTURE persefoni + into her geo#metries
For seventeen years, Athanasia Kanellopoulou has worked in Central Europe, with Les Ballets C de la B and the dance theatre of Pina Bausch in Wuppertal, amongst others. In “RUPTURE persefoni“, she follows the path of Persephone, daughter of Zeus, who had been married off to Hades, ruler of the underworld. The second part of the evening, “into her geo#metries“, is a multidisciplinary performance, diving into the world of dreams and arts. No language barrier.
Leipzig LOFFT - Das Theater Thursday, 21st of September 8 p.m.
Dresden Societaetstheater Saturday, 23rd of September 8 p.m.

blitz theatre group
Late Night The works of blitz are collectively developed, often without a literary original and without a director. In the first days of working on “Late Night“, there was only the title and the question of what one does at the end of the day. It not only developed into a precise and atmospheric production with extraordinarily present performers, but also into a thought-provoking text on beauty and destruction, a text about Europe as well as about Greece, a text about love. Performed in Greek with German subtitles.
Only in Leipzig Theater der Jungen Welt Saturday, 23rd of September 8 p.m.