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Homers Iliad - Karmen Rouggeri


Mon Jan 25th 2016 to Fri Jan 29th 2016
Athens, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, 206, Piraeus Str.

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HOMER’S ILIAD” - by Karmen Rouggeri Every image, every word from the verses of the Iliad is enchanting, making us admire this great poet, our very own, our one and only Homer! A few words about the work Taking into consideration the fact that, in the Iliad, the poet isolates only fifty one days out of the ten-year Trojan War, it is important to first and foremost introduce the children to the main characters of the play we are going to see. In other words, who is Helen and who is Paris, Achilles, Menelaus, Hector and Agamemnon? After this we will learn how the Trojan War came about. Then we move on to the Iliad, which starts with Achilles’ wrath, his conflict with Agamemnon and his withdrawal from battle. We will also look at the participation of the gods of Olympus in this conflict and the clash of the Greeks with the Trojans, the death of Patroclus and the duel between Achilles and Hector which ends in the demise of the latter. And HERE the ILIAD ends but not our project… We continue on to complete the Trojan War, to talk about the death of Achilles, the Trojan Horse and the destruction of Troy. All of this as exactly accounted for and studied through the boundless source of our MYTHOLOGY, is what makes up the performance you are going to see. PRODUCTION TEAM Text: Karmen Rouggeri Direction: Karmen Rouggeri – Christina Kouloumbi Set design-Costumes: Christina Kouloumbi Movement-Choreography- Lighting: Petros Gallias Music Composition-Orchestration-VideoArt: Andonis Delaportas Lyrics & Song selection: Andreas Kouloumbis Combat with Weapons: Constantinos Bouboukis Assistant Costume Designer: Erica Alamanou Rehearsal Management: Daphne Miltiadou, Chara Dima Production Office Management: Aggeliki Mantzourani Artwork: Loukas Melas PERFORMING AND SINGING ACTORS: Petros Kioses, Christina Kouloumbi, Tasos Papadopoulos, Iris Pantzara, Spyros Perdiou, Despina Polikandritou, Sotiris Sourianos, Grigoris Toumasatos, Thanassis Tsimidis, Nektarios Farmakis, Elena Mihalaki, Giorgos Vlachos The theatrical play by Karmen Rouggeri «HOMER'S ILIAD» with english surtitles The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation invites the foreign visitors of the city who are looking for the substantial contact with the temporary cultural environment. For the experienced travellers who do not settle for a 'superficial' and 'standardised' relationship with the capital, but wish to know it deeper by meeting with every face of it. By participating to the effort of promoting Athens into a popular destination of the tourism of City Break, among the european capitals, the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation welcomes the foreign visitors of the city with the 'ILIAD' by Homer, the most important poet of all times. Upon arrangement, performances may take place on weekdays, during the mornings, for schools and associations. Start time for performances for schools: From Tuesday 10th November 2015, daily at 10:00 Reservations for schools and associations: Monday – Friday 08:30 – 14:30 Tel: 215 550 8270 & 210 34 18 579, E-mail:

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