Performance - Concept - Choreography: IIOANNIS KAROUNIS (2018 - 2022)
Man, as a creator in both material and spiritual culture, has always been at the center of interest since the 5th century BC. This historical phenomenon is also reflected in the poetry of the era, such as in Sophocles' drama Antigone: 'Many things are wonderful, but nothing is more admirable than man.'
Man as a constructor is always at the center of ancient Greek anthropological thought, which gives balanced meaning to the two-dimensional human nature: the ability of man to produce both spiritual and material goods."
"The performance eveals the forced adaptation of humans to the laws of nature after many centuries of battles and failures. It seems that all the answers have been given. We just need to ask the right questions.
How did our species succeed in the fight for domination? How did our ancestors find ways to build cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights? To trust in money, laws, and books? To obey bureaucracy, strict timetables, and consumption models? And what will our world be like in the next millennium? Why can people gather in incredibly large populations?
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