- 10 June 2017
Since November 2015, the members of the UrbanDig Project, artists, architects, urbanists, and theatre theorists, have been conducting an excavation of sorts on the Omonia Square. Everywhere, on and beneath the square, inside the underground railway station and its surrounding underpasses and galleries, this quasi-excavation unearths stories, songs, music, images, customs, dreams, and wishes tied to the square’s people, old and new, young and old, permanent residents and passers-by alike. A written and audiovisual cultural archive, drawing on past and present Omonia material, gradually comes to life through open participation. The much-maligned and controversial space of Omonia is re-introduced as a living locus of co-existence, collaboration, growth, and common ground. Driven by the cultural archive, the local dynamics, and people’s expectations of the square, the UrbanDig Project has created Omonia Station, a walking performance encompassing theatre, dance, music, and visual interventions in public spaces. Six vignettes/ stories will converge at the centre of the square. Six different people will head to Omonia, hoping to make their dreams come true. A landmark of the city, the square will be re-imagined as a personal landmark in each person’s life.
- 10 June 2017
Direction: George Sachinis, Eirini Alexiou
Choreography: Eirini Alexiou
Research - dramaturgy team: Katerina Konstantinakou, Anna Magoulioti, George Sachinis, Eirini Alexiou, Eirini Iliopoulou, Katerina Protonatoriou, in collaboration with the research community of UrbanDig Omonia
Set - Costume design: Anna Magoulioti
Lighting design: Christina Thanasoula
Graffiti artist: George Gunezos
Production organization: Nadia Siokou
Production assistant: Dimitra Papourtz
Communication: Eleanna Georgiou
Cast: Angeliki Dalangeli, Klimis Ebeoglou, Pauline Huguet, Konstantinos Karvouniaris, Emmanouela Korki, Katerina Protonotariou, Rob McNeil
Musicians: Viktoria Tagkouli (vocals), (Christos Theodorou (piano), Dionysis Vervitsiotis (violin), Giotis Paraskevaidis (guitar), Nikos Georgakopoulos (bouzouki).
Featuring songs by the Troubadours of UrbanDig_Omonia (music by Christos Theodorou and lyrics by Christos Kanellopoulos).
In collaboration with AD&PR Lab of the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University, under the guidance of Matina Mangou.
Thank you to: Lefteris Panagiotou, Myrsini Antoniou, Adham, Ana Kamani, Paola Revenioti, Polina Gioltzoglou, Rea Zekkou, Nasia Ntelekou, Vasiliki Ragia, Bas van Rijnsoever, Ilektra Tsakalia, Vasilis Douros, Manto Keramida, Villi Smirnaiou