277 meters*

The performance 277 metres invites audiences to a participatory, walking performance on the highest point in Athens: Mount Lycabettus. The time is sunrise, when the shadow of the Lycabettus gradually recedes, and the city is bathed in sunlight. The agave trees and the view from the chapel overlooking television antennae, rooftops, and concrete buildings, will be conceived as dream forms, momentarily upsetting any stereotypical conceptualizations of the city.

Audiences are encouraged to approach the morning landscape as the motif of a half-finished hand-woven textile, to be discovered then and there. They are expected to move back and forth between the obvious and the unexpected, the spectacle and the experience. Latent and intimate narratives of the city will spring to mind: an array of possible ways of connecting to the city’s body.


* The peak of Mount Lycabettus is 277 metres above sea level.



Director: Anna Tzakou
Dramaturge: Marios Chatziprokopiou
Visual composition, design and performance: Antonis Antoniou
Performers: Maria- Olga Athinaiou, AntonisTsiller
Assistant Director/ Photographer: Marios Vouros
Production: Kostis Panagiotopoulos
Poster and graphic design: Giorgis Noukakis

Maximum number of spectators: 30
starting time: every Saturday at 5:30 am (in the morning)
starting point: Teleferik station (Aristippou street)

Athens Festival & Epidaurus Festival 2017
Opening to the City-Athens

geopoetics©3 June – 8 July 2017