The final event of Genius Loci collects the artistic experiences of actors, musicians, writers who have worked in the last 18 months in Italy, Spain, Romania, Greece and France. The fil rouge of this event is the multiple poetic tradition linked to the places and to the tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
The figure of Medea, woman, sorceress and stranger, in her journey across the Mediterranean narrated in the Argonautics, represented a further opportunity to put the female myth at the center.
The young dancers of the Institute of Dance Alicia Alonso of the University of Madrid ‘Rey Juan Carlos’, the actresses and actors of the State Theater of Constanta in Romania, the actresses and actors of Astragali Teatro in Italy, the musicians and actors of Teatro tsi Zakynthos in Greece will intertwine songs, poetic texts and theatrical actions.
They will form a magnificent kaleidoscope with the most overwhelming sounds of Mediterranean songs. Medea will lead us by the hand in the irresistible resistance of love.
The four groups of artists have worked remotely (after a first phase in presence a year ago in Greece on the island of Zakynthos, before the lockdown), under the coordination of the four artistic partners of the project and the general artistic direction of Fabio Tolledi (Astragali Teatro).
This final multilingual performance entitled ‘The wind of Genius Loci’ involves over 30 artists from:
Astràgali Teatro (Italy): the actors Matteo Mele, Roberta Quarta, Simonetta Rotundo, Samuele Zecca, the musician Mauro Tre, artistic direction of Fabio Tolledi.
Constanta State Theater (Romania): actors Remus Archip, Laura Iordan Adrian, Alina Mantu, Georgiana Mazilescu, Onur Uysal, organization Alina Vasiliu, artistic coordination Diana Mititelu, camera and video editing Alexandru Bibere and Andrei Dermengiu.
Institute of Dance ‘Alicia Alonso’ of the University of Madrid ‘Rey Juan Carlos’ (Spain): Tinta: choreography by Carmen Cebrián González, dancers Ruth Ávila Guerrero, Lorena Infante Infante, Carlota Camacho Calvo, Eva Rodríguez Marcos, original music by Iván Gaona, coordinators Alberto García Castaño, Luis Lllerena Díaz, Gloria García Arambarry (Teacher of the course of Choreographic Composition and Improvisation), video direction Levent Karatas, camera Viktor Varas.
Theatro tsi Zakynthos (Greece): Cavafy’s Shadows, interpreters Kostas Kapodistrias, Giovanna Kapodistrias, Klio Avramidou, Arhontoula Marousi, original music by Arhodoula Marousi, video made by Giannis Maroudas and Babis Sigouros.