May 5-7 2023, Eleusis European Capital of Culture, Greece
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From 5th to 7th May, Berlin-based independent opera company Novoflot presents Mystery 114 Everything Open, an opera in the public space, where musicians, performers and dancers invite the audience to follow them on an imaginative journey.
An unconventional opera by the renowned performing arts company Novoflot.
Starting from the Old Town Hall of Elefsina, walking through closed venues, such as small shops or inactive businesses, the artistic group Novoflot will present an innovative walking music-theatrical performance, walking – together with the spectators – along the pedestrian street of Nikolaidou Street, along the Archaeological Site, ending up via Kanellopoulou Street at the open theatre of the Old Oil Mill Factory. This is the third part of the “Everything Open” trilogy that links the choir culture with another aspect of cultural heritage that has been particularly affected by the pandemic: retail, entertainment and hospitality.
The first two parts of the trilogy were created in Berlin in 2022 while for Elefsina Novoflot are developing the third part of the project, in collaboration with the distinguished Greek composer and pianist in both classical/contemporary and jazz/improvised music Antonis Anissegos, award-winning saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist from New Zealand Hayden Chisholm and a wide range of diverse musical ensembles, including the vibrant ensemble dissonArt from Thessaloniki, the Belgrade gypsy formation DK Heroes.
Novoflot have performed in numerous theatres and opera houses in Europe. Their productions are music theatre events sometimes in unconventional performance spaces: not only in theatres, operas, concert halls and exhibition spaces, but also in sports stadiums and sunken churches, integrating the public space into their conceptions. They regularly collaborate with an eclectic group of international artists from various artistic fields, making them an innovative opera company that relates to and appeals to a wide range of different audiences, as they constantly adapt to the local specifics of the destinations where they tour.
Composition: Antonis Anissegos and Hayden Chisholm
Direction and concept: Sven Holm
Music direction: Vicente Larrañaga
Set and costume design: Elisa Limberg
Film: Mirko Borscht
Light design: Ismael Schott
Sound design: Jonathan Bruns
Company Management and production: Dörte Wolter
Production: Axel Lambrette
Production Support in Greece: CULTOPIA
Press: k3 berlin
Assistant to the Director: Clara Brezinka
Assistant to the Set Designer: Albertine Mietusch
Assistant to the Costume Designer: Martina Suchanek
Light technician: Philine Stic
With: Lisa Marie Stojčev (Acting), Renae Shadler (Dance), Adriana Amade, Emma Silva Jenner und Aminata Toscano (vocals trio), Zaira Nikolakopoulou (vocals), Antonis Anissegos (Keyboards), Hayden Chisholm (Saxophon), DK Heroes (Željko Stefanovic/Violin, vocals; Darko Stojkovic/Guitar, Dragan Stefanovic/Keyboards), Ensemble Dissonart (Jannis Anissegos/Flute, Alexandros Stavridis/Clarinet, Kostas Argyropoulos/Percussion, Theodoros Patsalidis/Violin, Poulcheria Seira/Viola, Yiannis Chatzis/Double bass)
Athens Conservatoire Dance School – 1st year students
Sofia Agapitou, Aggeliki Daveli, Maria Demertzi, Lefteris Dimopoulos, Niovi Episkopou, Sofia Farmakopoulou, Dorianna Foufi, Elenanthi Fragouli, Stevina Kogkaki, Nefeli Kollia, Athina Kolliatou, Myrto KoukouChristos Lemtzidis, Smaragda Nikolidaki, Manolis Papaioannou, Eftychia Stenou, Danae Strantzali, Katerina Tsouma, Markella Vlachou
Choir of Asia Minor of Elefsina
Apostolaki Eleni, Asimakopoulos Grigorios, Vaggelis Tsakiroglou, Vidalis Dimitris, Gonalakis Michail, Daskalou Marina, Delaveri Voula, Douklia Eleni, Drakoulis Nikos, Zepka Maria, Karaververi Efstratia, Karakitsou Froso, Karatza Virginia, Katriadaki Margarita, Katrivessi Christina, Katseli Stamatia, Korras Thodoris, Lioura Maria, Lioli Panagiota, Marinakis Giannis, Michailos Periklis, Belssi Emilia, Paraskevopoulou Panagiota, Peppa Evangelia, Polyvou Katerina, Sakelariou Garifallia, Saretzioti Katerina, Skandalaki Ioulia, Totsika Evangelia, Tsakiroglou Vaggelis, Tsantila Vasiliki, Tsantila Panagiota, Tsolaki Evgenia, Fronimaki Christina, Hani Dimitra, Karelos Nikolaos