May I renegotiate, perhaps?
Only if you go THERE again and talk to the three images…
Does this mean that I have to die again?
Only in this way can you acquire Knowledge”, he replied, making an exception.
Play, written at the urging of Roula Pateraki,
to whom it is dedicated
What happens when the soul is attracted by that white, numinous light? Who do you encounter there? The Angel? The voice of your conscience? Would you desire to escape if you hadn’t completed all those things you’ve been committed to? Could you re-examine life, renegotiate it? And this newly acquired Knowledge, what’s it all about? Is it an obligation, a prerogative, or just a compensation for living here on earth?
Direction Sophia Dermitzaki
Music Selection: Sophia Dermitzaki, Stella Koufaki
Video 1: Nikolai Dorozkin
Video 2: Yiorgos Siekris
Narration: Evangelia Kapogianni
Angel: Charis Simeonidou
Deceased: Zacharias Rochas
Roula: Roula Pateraki
Deceased (in the video): Konstantinos Bouras
A person who appears to be dead, when he actually isn’t, and his transportation to the emergency department of a big Athenian hospital is the starting point and the reason behind taking a look, in a humorous way, into the workings of the human brain just before death sets in. The person in question faces, in a rather poetic fashion, this inescapable, for all human beings, fear of a violent and “premature” (it is always defined as such) death. The “deceased’ converses with his angel and haggles his return to both life and the Earth, under different circumstances: he’s more considerate this time, pondering his duties, his obligations, as well as his responsibilities towards his fellow beings. It’s a self-knowledge kind of process, allowing the co-creative reader/spectator to think, in a different way, of the chaos surrounding us both on the inside and on the outside.
Conversation between the president of the three-member committee, dressed in white, and the recently deceased:
Deceased: Excuse me, Sir. May I leave now?
Angel: You certainly may.
Deceased: And I owe you nothing?
Angel: Of course not. Do you feel like you owe me something?
Deceased: Not at all. The opposite, in fact. Just the opposite is true. I feel like I am being owed…
Angel: Be that as it is, are you going to walk away, leaving them with the burden of your debt? They will come after you, eager to pay it back…That’s how human nature works…
Deceased: Oh? I hadn’t thought of that. Never in my entire life.
Angel: See? There are things that you hadn’t considered before. This doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible for them to exist…
Deceased: No, of course not…You make me feel ashamed. I think I’m turning red.
Angel: No, that’s impossible. Nobody’s turning red in this place. Here everything’s white…
He was born in Kalamata, a town in the Peloponnese region of Greece, in 1962.
He has studied mechanical engineering at the National Metsovio Institute of Technology in Athens, and has been working in this field since 1985. He has also graduated with honors in theatrical studies in the School of Philosophy at Athens University. Post graduate studies in theater (D.E.A.) at Paris III (La nouvelle Sorbonne), in Paris.
He has knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin as well as being fluent in five written and spoken modern languages including English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Many volumes of his poetic works have been published as well one novel. K.B.’s poetry is marked by the search for the sublime, by lyricism and sensuality in the Kavafian genre and true to the classical Greek ideal and beauty.
His plays, influenced by Greek mythology, are soon to be published in Greek, while they are in the process of been translated into English, French and Italian.
He is a distinguished member of the International Society of Poets and a very active member of the International Theatrical Institute, the International Writers and Artists Association, the European Institute of Theatrical Research, the Centre for Research and Studies in Modern Greek Theatre and of the Greek Writers Association.
He has participated in several conferences and seminars while his texts and studies on poetry and the theater have been published in recognized art and scientific journals.
Published works: • O porfiros Ilios tou Erota ke tou Thanatou, poetry, 1987,. • Agouros Eros, poetry, 1988. • I Kilada ton Nekron Eroton, poetry, 1990. • Eros Iliotropos, poetry, 1993. • Agabes Eros, poetry, 1995. • Eros Trimargikos, poetry, 1997. • Ston asterismo tis Hecatis, plays, 1997. • Eros Palimpsistos, poetry, 1999. • Le Chant de la Mandragore, novel, Paris 1999. • Palmiers et Mandragores, theatre, Paris 1999. • The Death of Euripides, essay, Athens 1999. • To Meta tis tragodias, essay, Athens 2000. • Orthros Eonos, poetry, Athens 2000. • Erotika Moirologia, poetry, Athens 2002. • Eretis Iodous, poetry, Athens 2004. • Psychron Pyr, Odysseus, Athens 2005. • Phaos, Poetry, Athens 2007. • Poseidonis, Poetry, Athens 2008. • Diaskevazontas met’ eftelias, Plays, Athens 2009. • Eleftherias Anatoli, poetry, Athens 2010. • Archaeo Fagopoti, essay, Athens 2011. • Afthonia Bhureik, essay, Athens 2013. • Stylitis, poetry, Athens 2014. • Filosophontas anef, dokimia gia tin Krisi kai ton synchrono Anthropo, essays, Athens 2015. • To tzitziki tis Persefonis, plays, Athens 2015. • Tria ALPHA mia HETTA ki ena OMEGA, poems, Athens 2017. Palimpistos Papyros / Papyrus Palimpseste, poetry (Greek-French), traduction par Paraskevi Molari, Athens 2018. 25 prosefches adynamon onton (to kathena ston diko toy “theo”)/ Veinticinco “oraciones” de seres humildes y débiles (cada uno a su propio dios), poetry (Greek-Spanish), Traducción de José Antonio Moreno Jurado, Athens 2018.
Web-site: www.konstantinosbouras.gr || E-mail: email@example.com
Analogio Festival, member of EFA/EFFE (European Festivals Association/ Europe for Festivals- Festivals for Europe), a successful institution dedicated to the theatre and contemporary writing, is organized for the 15th continual year, 21- 27 September 2018.
Analogio Festival 2018
Artistic Director: Sissy Papathanasiou
Translations: Jacques Bouchard, Gina Karvounaki, Eleni Mitsakou, Sissy Papathanasiou, Nadia Foskolou.
Curators: Focus Asia: Octavian Saiu. Outdoor Activities: Geert Vermeire / the milena principle
Production support: Despina Errikou
Assistant Production Managers: Cybele Dragoumi, Georgia Andreou, Vera Nikolopoulos
Creative Team: Eleni Mitsakou, Anna Gourzi, Gina Karvounaki, Despina Kosmopoulou, Smaro Kotsia
Programme editing: Smaro Kotsia
Photographers: Frank James Johnson, Cybele Dragoumi, Giannis Priftis
Set and Costume design: Ζoe Molivda Fameli
Lighting: Ζoe Molivda Fameli, Stella Kaltsou
Graphic design : A4Artdesign
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Press Officer: Aris Asproulis, Maria Konstandopoulou
Under the auspices
Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
International Theatre Institute ITI, 2018-The year of ITI
With the kind support
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