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"Inside" is the over six-hour long new play by Dimitris Papaioannou

24 March 2011 / 16:03:33  GRReporter
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A six-hour long play with no beginning, middle and end. You can watch as long as you want, sit where you like, leave the hall and come back as many times as you like. "Inside" is the title of the new work of the choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou, who became world-famous through the opening and closing choreographies of the Olympic Games in Greece in 2004, but also through his performances "Medea" awarded the State Prize for best choreography and "Two" with record sales of 100,000 tickets.

"Inside" is a play that will be born after two conditions are met: the first is related to a performance that does not stop and the second is that viewers will be free to enter, leave and change their seats in the hall whenever they like.

On stage, the play will repeat at first glance and using the same matter, it will compose itself in an always genuine way. The décor is minimalist in style, as Papaioannou prefers it – there will be a bedroom on the stage that will make this private space public.

Pallas Theatre, where the play will be performed, will open its doors to the spectators and will offer them to watch it as if they would contemplate a landscape, a view. A view of simple, everyday, personal things and movements that happen in this bedroom in the people’s sight. Movements evolve, repeat, become more rare and thicken into a fantasy that offers countless opportunities.

This is an open composition, which will just be on the stage and will offer spectators to create their own story, by spending there as much time as they like and whenever they like.

The play "Inside" perceives the theatre as a showroom, it sees itself as an exposed object and offers the viewer the role of a visitor. A six-hour performance with no beginning, middle and end. 30 performers on stage and there is one seat in the play every day for the spectator that is fascinated by this state of things and wishes to get back and take part.

The theatre will open its doors from 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm from Wednesday to Sunday from the 13th of April to the 15th of May.

There will be three types of tickets for "Inside":

Daily tickets for 32 euros, which will allow the spectators to enter and return as many times as they like in a day.

Daily tickets at half price (15 euros), but the spectators must enter early - between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm or later (after 10:30 pm) on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Мultiple tickets (45 euros), which allow the spectators to spend six hours in one week there, no matter of the day and time.


The music for the show was composed by Konstantinos Vita.

Tickets sale:

5, Voukourestiou Avenue, Athens, Tel: 210 32 13 100

Tags: MusicDanceTheatreChoreography
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