Homer's Iliad Omicron Rhapsody in Santorini
March 21, 2012
The Municipal Athletic Cultural Environmental Organization of Santorini (D.A.P.O.S.) under the auspices of the Thira Municipality and in collaboration with the Bellonia Foundation, on the occasion of World Theatre Day, invite the people of Santorini in Theater Reading-Performance: Homer's Iliad, 'Omikron' Rapsody' where, with free entrance they will have the opportunity to have contact with the work of the first poet Homer, performed by the great actress Dimitra Hatoupi and the great 'percussion' Nikos Touliatos.
Omikron Rhapsody was first performed in the winter at the National Theatre at the presentation of Iliads 24 rhapsodies, entitled 'Ancient heritage, new perspective'. The readings of the Iliad took place to mark the completion of the new translation of the leading scholar Dimitris Maronitis.
This is an original approach in form of the theatrical reading with oration, rhythm, sound and improvisation where the two artists use oration, percussion instruments and everyday objects.
The oration is rhythm, and rhythm stresses and complements the oration and revealing the amazing images that form the poetic texts of Homer and modern and direct translation by Dimitris Maronitis.
The entire Rhapsody refers to the battles of the Trojan and Achaean ships. The Trojans, after the recovery of Hector, which many considered him dead, having received an onslaught by the Ajax Telamonio, encouraged and attack the anchored ships of the Achaeans. Abysmal battles evolve so many brave warriors from both camps to find death. The battle is indecisive and a tilted from the side of defending and one of the attackers. The description of the poet in this canto ends with Jupiter to propel the Trojans to the ships of the Achaeans to put the first fire to see her and get into the battle, Achilles. Special is the episode of the attempt of Teucer, brother of Ajax.
Performes Dimitra Hatoupi
Percussion instruments: Nikos Touliatos
Director: Marianna Kalbari
Translation: Dimitris Maronitis
The performance to be held at the Bellonio Cultural Center in Fira Santorini Saturday, March 31 & Sunday, April 1, 2012, at 19:00.
After each performance an open public discussion with the actors will follow.