Anamnesis / Interactive Performance / Alexandroupoli

Experiential Performance Art in Celebration of Sacred Spaces
Anamnesis, Ancient zone, Alexandroupoli
The performance is implemented in cooperation with the municipality of Alexandroupolis and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Evros, under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Greek National Organization for Tourism.
 

Full Moon of August / Saturday 3.8.2020 from 19.00 to 22.00

Concept, Choreography and Direction: Apostolia Papadamaki

 
Anamnesis is an experiential multidisciplinary performance in celebration of sacred spaces, inspired by the Platonic idea of Remembrance. The first part of the performance, is an invitation to the viewer to witness, see and feel the hidden values that are deeply rooted in the ancient city of Zone, while the second part is calling him to witness the Full Moon rising from the Thracian sea followed by a staged narrative of ancient texts,  seeking to awaken its imagination and sensitivity so as to achieve unity with its cultural heritage, nature and itself.
 
Anamnesis is a call for the visionaries, the spiritual seekers, the Lovers of the brilliant beauty of ancient soil and stone.
We invite you to open your mind and heart and join as a collective of witnesses and co creators that will journey in golden spirals of time on the sacred site of the Ancient city of Zone.
 
 
 

 

Artistic Team

Concept,Choreography and Direction:Apostolia Papadamaki
Original Music Composition: Trifon Koutsourelis
Performers ( Movement, Voice, Words): Apostolia Papadamaki,Maria Papageorgiou (Lead Vocals), Antonis Strouzas, Konstantina Liontou
Narrator: Yiannis Stankoglou
Project Manager: Dev Null - Paraskevi Kalogeraki
Graphic / Visual designer & promo photos: Areion Stefanidis
Videographer and performance photos:Dimitris Alexoudis
Sound and Light design: Ioannis Kyriakakis
Press & Communication: Xenia Stouka xeniastk@gmail.com
 
 

Archeological site of Ancient Zone

 

The most important colony of Samothrace Perea of the Classical Age, Zoni, was discovered in the coastal region of Alexandroupolis.The first evidence of human habitation dates back to the 7th century BC, Zoni-Mesimvria, though, experienced its greatest prosperity during the 5th and the 4th century BC. Excavation bagun in 1966 have revealed significant findings, making this specific archaeological site one of the most important in the region.
 
Residential and public buildings have also come to light, together with two important ancient temples; the marble sanctuary of Demeter, where many gold and silver tiles with reliefs of the goddess were discovered, and the bigger sanctuary of Apollo with a vestibule and a cella, which belongs to  a greater building complex and where there were discovered inscriptions and fragments of the 6th century.
 
The rare amphorae with spout near the ground that were discovered in Zoni suggest that they served to drain the soil, while outside the wall it was discovered the city’s cemetery. Inside the ancient city, archaeologists identified a smaller space, which is surrounded by its own wall and based on the findings, it is believed that it functioned “independently”, within the city’s limits.

 

Choreographer’s / Director’s  Personal Note on Anamnesis concept

The motivational power behind this creation is Plato’s philosophical concept that we, humans, possess innate knowledge which is called idea and lies in the heavenly realms and we can access this wisdom by remembering or recollecting memory from archetypal movements, sounds, forms and words.

Anamnesis experiential performance, combines multiple tools of expression, activating different levels of perception, exploring seen and unseen realms of reality.
By merging performance art with ancient wisdom, tangible and intangible cultural heritage and science, Anamnesis aims to heighten the awareness of human existence, to increase the realisation of human potential and to challenge the collective self-imposed limits  about our origins, our relationship with the existing world / the cosmos and the role of humankind in it.

Using the unprecedented, multidimensional space of the archaeological site, dance movements draw inspiration from mythology and sculpture, music from mathematics and architecture and words combine reality with the non-reality of dreams. Past, present and future are simultaneously present, allowing us to explore the states of harmony and vibration of our collective memory, how flow or consciousness moves from one person to the other and how an invisible power related to spirit or ether keeps us connected to the source of creation.”

 

 
 
Year: 
2020
Location: 
Ancient Zone, Alexandroupoli, Greece