A sound walk with Kazantzakis, inspired by imaginary and real travels as described in one of his last novels “Report to Greco”.
Disarmingly personal and intensely philosophical, Report to Greco is a fictionalized account Nikos Kazantzakis’s own life, a sort of intellectual autobiography that leads readers through his wide-ranging observations on everything from the Hegelian dialectic to the nature of human existence, all framed as a report to the Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco. The assuredness of Kazantzakis’s prose and the nimbleness of his thinking as he grapples with life’s essential questions—who are we, and how should we be in the world?—will inspire awe and more than a little reflection from readers seeking to answer these questions for themselves.
The opening walk on September 18th will be accompanied by four actors performing texts of Report to Greco at the points of interest of this sound walk and complementing the soundscapes.
Music excerpts at the beginning and the end by Diego Ortiz, born in Toledo, contemporary to El Greco.
There is no predefined route, you are free to wander through the circles and to move between Teatro Technis to Monasteraki Square in any direction and on any way you chose.
Soundwalk design and musical scenario: Geert Vermeire
Soundscapes/compositions: Stefaan van Biesen
Performative walk directed by: Sissy Papathanissiou
Production assistant: Aliki Arnaouti
Actors: Larissa Vergou, Panagiotis Lezes, Christina Hilla Fameli, Charis Symeonidou
Scientific support: Nikos Mathoudiakis
Commissioned by the Analogio Festival 2017 – Athens.
Production by the Milena principle / Analogio Festival.
With the kind support of Kazantzakis Publications.
Created: 13 Sep. 2017
Last update: 17 Jun. 2019