direction, set design and stage composition Theodoros Terzopoulos
acting Sophia Hill, Antonis Myriagkos
music Panagiotis Velianitis
lights Theodoros Terzopoulos, Konstantinos Bethanis
execution of stage installation Charalampos Terzopoulos
production executive Maria Vogiatzi
photos Johanna Weber
production Attis Theatre
Running time 55′
in Greek with English and Italian surtitles
Encore, the new performance of Attis Theatre, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos, completes the trilogy initiated with Alarme and continued with Amor. At the core of the trilogy lies the same theme: the conflict as the mythical origin of creation and time. The dense power, released by the meeting of two bodies on stage, and the sadistic consumption of one by the other, annihilates both of them at the end. The two performers, having a smile as engraved by a razor, whisper “encore, encore, encore”, signifying the continuity of Attis Theatre, which on celebrates thirty years since its foundation.
“Encore is not just a performance. It is 55 minutes of great art. Terzopoulos leads the two unique performers of Attis Theatre, Sophia Hill and Antonis Myriagkos, into an ecstatic interpretation and the audience into a transcendent experience”.
Ileiana dimadi, Athinorama, 15/12/16
“Encore is the most critically emblematic work of a director heralding his Eros for Theatre as a symbolic locus of unification and destruction. The two actors violated the limits of humanly possible on stage, presenting themselves as slaves of Desire”.
Giorgos Sampatakakis, Theater der Zeit, March issue
“With sarcasm and subtle irony, Terzopoulos directs his most erotic elegy, leading the two excellent performers to extreme interpretating paths. Antonis Myriagkos and Sophia Hill set the stage on fire with their flaming presence”.
Eleni Petasi, Naftemporiki, 14/1/2017
“Encore is a performance pure concerning its central idea, consistent, impeccably performed, that points out the power of instinct and the body language”.
Tonia Karaoglou, elculture.gr, 11/1/2017
“The two seductive performers of Encore, Sophia Hill and Antonis Myriagkos, viciously consume each other, whispering encore with a pleasure, which, thanks to the transcendent nature of Terzopoulos’ theatre, becomes archetypical, a sensational pleasure. Terzopoulos’s virtuosity is undoubted”.
Marilena Astrapelou, To Vima, 12/3/2017
Theodoros Terzopoulos was born in Makrygialos village and studied in K. Michailidis Drama School (Athens, 1965-1967). He studied and worked as assistant director in Berliner Ensemble (Berlin, 1972-1976), under the guidance of Heiner Müller, Manfred Wekwerth, Ruth Berghaus and Ekkehard Schall.
He created Attis Theatre group in Delphi on 1985.
He has directed tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, opera, contemporary plays by the most prominent European and contemporary Greek writers. He has directed in many international theatres, participated in numerous international festivals and collaborated with important performers. Theodoros Terzopoulos and Attis Theatre have presented 2000 performances all over the world throughout 31 years.
His method and approach on ancient Greek tragedy is taught in Drama Academies, Institutes and Departments of Classical Studies all over the world. He is leading many workshops and lectures, while he is an Emeritus professor in international Academies and Universities. Since 2013 he has been organizing every year the international summer workshop “The Method of Theodoros Terzopoulos” for young performers and directors.
He has been awarded with many Theatre Prizes in Greece and abroad. Books on his working method have been published and translated in Greek, English, German, Chinese, Turkish, Russian, Korean and Polish. The book of his method, titled “The Return of Dionysus” was published on 2015 and has been translated in many languages.
He has been Director of the Drama School of the State Theatre of Northern Greece (Thessaloniki, 1981-1983), Artistic Director of the International Meetings of Ancient Drama in Delphi (1985-1988), founding member of the International Institute of Mediterranean Theatre since 1990 and President of the International Institute of Mediterranean Theatre in Greece since 1991. He is the creator and artistic director of the International Meetings of Ancient Drama in Municipality of Sikyon (Greece) from 2004 till 2011. Since 1993 he is the Chairman of the International Committee of Theatre Olympics.
Attis Theatre was founded in 1985 in Delphi by Theodoros Terzopoulos. Its elementary aim is the research upon ancient Greek tragedy and significant plays of international drama. Within 32 fruitful years Attis Theatre has presented 2000 performances all over the world. It collaborates with international festivals and foreign theatres as a co-producer of multilingual and multicultural productions. It promotes Theodoros Terzopoulos’ method and it has organised 400 workshops and 50 theoretical conferences, most of them in conjunction with the most eminent drama academies. Books about Attis Theatre have been published and translated in many languages (Greek, English, German, Chinese, Turkish, Russian, Polish, Korean, Italian) and many articles and essays have been published in theatre reviews. Attis’ theatre performances of ancient tragedy, which are considered to be exemplary, are being taught in 30 international universities.