Rise up Point!

Wednesday 6, 13, 20, 27 March & 3, 10, 17, 24 April 2024 | 21:00
12€, 10€, 5€
Info / Ticket Reservations: & ☏ 213 00 40 496
"The Consciousness of my Earth - Traveling with Dionysus" by Angelos Sikelianos / "Lamentations - Hope in God's Mercy for Restoration" from the Old Testament
Conception, direction, performance:
George Frindzilas
Maria Athanasopoulou
Photography, Video:
Myrto Apostolidou
artistic curator:
Ilianna Skoulaki

The performance “Rise up Point!” is a theatrical ceremony, an existential stage journey, a monologue based on the poem by Angelos Sikelianos “Traveling with Dionysus” and a passage from the Old Testament.

The inspiration for the creation of this stage composition came when the text of Sikelianos was in the hands of the performer and director in the summer of 2023. In those days, fires were burning the country’s forests. The poem allowed George Frindzilas to breathe again and reminded him of another way of living and being.

The theatrical performance of the two texts is based on the study of the rhythms they contain and on the artist’s many years of research on the poetic word and the movement it contains.

We follow man’s anguish towards nature, society and the divine. How ready is the civilization in which we live to face the hubris it commits – the destruction of nature itself? And how civilized can a system that turns against the environment that sustains it be considered? The audience is invited to attend a ritual of catharsis and forgiveness, guided by a performer and ritualist who resonates with the vibrations of these mystical texts.

*The performance is in the greek language.