Journey to Eternity Journey to Eternity
Olympia Theatre
Journey to Eternity
SEASON 2013/14 - Renato Zanella / Eleni Karaindrou
February 2014
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Miltos Logiadis (1, 2, 5, 7/ 2/ 2014)
Anastasios Simeonidis (8, 9/ 2/ 2014)

Renato Zanella

Katerina Angelopoulou

Vinicio Cheli

Olympia Theatre

Journey to Eternity

Renato Zanella / Eleni Karaindrou

1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 February 2014
Olympia Theatre
Performances begin at 20.00 | clock

The GNO’s extremely successful production, Journey to Eternity, which was first presented in the 2012-13 season, returns in a new version that features the addition of new themes by composer Eleni Karaindrou, for six performances at the Olympia Theatre in February 2014. Karaindrou’s poetic and highly resonant music, which formed the backdrop of numerous films by internationally acclaimed late director Theo Angelopoulos, are what inspired choreographer Renato Zanella to create this dance journey. Coupled with the costumes and sets designed by Katerina Angelopoulou, and the movement of the Greek National Opera Ballet’s dancers, it brings to the stage scenes, themes and symbols from Angelopoulos’s ecumenical films.

With the GNO’s Orchestra, Principal Dancers, Soloists, Coryphees and Corps de ballet

Director's Note

A few words from Renato Zanella:

“The music of Karaindrou is a journey by itself. The word “journey” is also very close to the context that this performance is supposed to have: a short journey”

“My intention is not to narrate a story about the movies. The movies are a world on their own. I wanted to let myself free to be inspired by the music and the films and to create something that describes what I felt while watching them, everything they talk about: all those wonderful and so intense things from which I immediately feel I had to take a distance, strong feelings, passion, despair and sorrow. “

“It was unavoidable for this work to develop under the shadow of this giant director and the truth is that I felt great pressure in the beginning. But all 3 of us, Eleni, Katerina and myself decided that we had to be freed from the films and to interpret the music for this new work.”

“The “journey” and “eternity” are two concepts which have a direct influence to the artist. Creativity, in which you give a personal imput, is like a journey, you never know where you are going to reach, or if what you have done will last in time.”