P.I.G.S. / Sotiria
Theatre ENTROPIA is preparing the new international production «P.I.G.S. / Sotiria» (Concept - Director Marilli Mastantoni).
The acronym Ρ.Ι.G.S. (Portugal – Ireland - Greece – Spain), which has been currently being used by bond analysts, investors’ circles and financial commentators as a concise manner of reference to the economically weaker countries of the Eurozone, consists a contemporary version of the historic, sociological phenomenon of the invocation of negative national stereotypes in crucial periods. Its most dangerous expression is the dispute of the human nature of fellow human beings through the verbal violence of "dehumanization".
Using the term as pretext, we will attempt to raise reasonable questions about the maturity of Europe’s political civilization and try to address them in a playful and humorous manner, to investigate the current financial, political and social crisis, to debate the stereotypes of the past and to reflect on our vision for the future.
The final interdisciplinary spectacle “Sotiria”(Salvation / Rescue) will try to examine the notions of History, Identity, the Nature of Violence, the Structures of Power. From the obvious connotations of its title to the underlying metaphors, the artistic teams involved will work in a manner that directly places the artistic process in a social and political context.
Groups and artists in the field of Performing Arts, as well as theorists, activists, thinkers and citizens from different parts of Europe, will be invited to participate in this process, work collaboratively and expose themselves to social interactions.
The Project will be developed through research laboratories, residencies and workspaces in Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Portugal and Greece, in collaboration with local artists and organizations and will climax in Athens in October 2013.
The final event “SOTIRIA”will include performances, urban interventions, installations and conclude with the international public conference / forum ”Occupy Fantasy!”.
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