Performance Anaparastasi constitutes a collective participatory event. It is an in situ reenactment of the rally organised by EAM (the National Liberation Front) on the 3rd of December in 1944 during which gendarmes opened fire and killed unarmed protesters. The specific day became the beginning of the ‘December events’ (Dekemvriana) which later on were considered the prelude of the Greek Civil War (1946-1949). Performance Anaparastasi starts in 48 Panepistimou street, outside the Experimental Stage [-1] of the Greek National Theatre and ends in the National Park. Through a sequence of eleven stations/ actions performers and audience are moving within the city-scape as one single body.

Participants’ Instructions
Walk as if you are a camera where your eyes are the lens of the camera and yout ears the microphone.
Have your gaze as much as possible at the level of the horizon.
Maintain a condition of silence unless something urgent arises.
Each time you hear the singing ball, close your eyes for a few seconds.


Anaparastasi (Reenactment); a walking site-specific performance
starting point: Panepistimou street 48 (the Experimental Stage [-1])
Conceived and Devised by Anna Tzakou
Performers: Maria-Olga Athinaiou, Dimitris Apostolopoulos, Ilias Vogiatzidakis. Dimitra Loupi, Dimitra Mitropoulou
Assistant director and assistant dramaturge: Dimitra Mitropoulou
Graphic  Design: Marianna Bacoula
Video documentation: Michalis Asthenidis, Sofia Simaki
Editing: Michalis Asthenidis
Photos: Karol Jarek.

Athens Biennale 2015-2017 OMONOIA
Platform for Young Artists: “Theme Civil War”
the Experimental Stage [-1 ] of the National Greek Theater
geopoetics©17-20 April 2016

See here for a review of the performance

Anna Tzakou performance photo by © Karol Jarek (34)