Failing to Levitate in My Studio 2018-06-11T11:02:40+00:00

Dimitris Kourtakis

Failing to Levitate in My Studio
A performance inspired by the Beckettian universe



Dimitris Kourtakis studied music in Paris and has composed for theatre and dance productions. Since 2004 he has been active as theatre director. This performance marks his second collaboration with Athens Festival (Kafeneion, 2008). Failing to Levitate in My Studio made a sensation when first presented at Athens Festival 2017, a production which stood out thanks to Aris Servetalis' harrowing performance within an impressive and meticulously-wrought architectural space. Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s prose, Dimitris Kourtakis creates a multimedia performance together with a team of internationally acclaimed artists. Drawing connections and parallels with contemporary Greece at a liminal, transitional moment in its history, the performance engages with a number of artists, including Bruce Nauman, Vitto Acconci, Terry Fox, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Rachel Whitehead.

With Greek and English surtitles

Part of Athens - UNESCO World Book Capital 2018. Supported by Athens Culture Net, founding donor: Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Supported by NEON - Supporting Creativity