Exodus Dance performance - Roes Theatre


  • When: 12 Mar 2019 - 20 Mar 2019
  • Time: 21:30 - 00:00
  • Where: Roes Theatre, Iakhou 16, 118 54 (Kerameikos metro station, Athens)
  • Price: General entrance: 12 € | 65+, Students, unemployed &disabled visitors 8€
  • Title: Exodus Dance performance - Roes Theatre
Exodus Dance performance - Roes Theatre
Athanasia Kanellopoulou presents her latest art project, Exodus at Roes Theatre!  

Choreographed and directed by Kanellopoulou herself, Exodus is a dance performance where six people struggle against a state of dissolution and chaos. Exodus will be performed at the Roes Theatre (12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 March 2019).

Kanellopoulou’s work is focused on issues around identity, social gender, and socio-political affairs, in the context of contemporary art. Exodus has been subsidized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports for 2018/19.

About the piece: 

Exodus is an artistic response to the 1989 novel “The Melancholy of Resistance”, written by Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai, whereby main characters are led to their self-destruction as their attempts for revolutionary acts fall short. The piece attempts to confront the existing societal and individual dominant structures.

The performance unfolds through small, fragmented revolutionary acts, where collective and personal identities must first be decomposed and then find the exit or “exodus” toward redemption and fulfilment.

Exodus acts as a narrative to this journey. The dancers’ bodies are in a gradual rebellion, building into remnants of ruins, searching the cell of their own History.

It is in fact a small society that resists absurdity; throbbing with the strings of change, in search of a temporary, yet immediate, calmness.

How many borders and bridges should they cross to reach the final destination? How many walls should they break and how many circles should they create to find their buried History?