blitz theatre group (GR)
With Late Night, the Greek theatre collective blitz theatre group has succeeded in creating a brilliant, poetic, ironic and equally funny and moving theatre evening on the state of Europe. Three women and three men dancing in the ruins of a former ballroom. In fragments, they remember the great catastrophe that struck Europe: they remember the destruction of Paris, the Battle of Zurich, an army marching through Berlin, Ljubljana full of refugees, a burning telecommunications skyscraper and Amsterdam, where the walls said “Life of the past is over, you idiots!”. They think of earlier, of a love, of a farewell forever, of a certain rainy day, of the best time of their lives. They are making fantastic plans for the future: Opening an orphanage in the Alps! Learn to steer a sub! Become a long-distance tightrope walker! Die happy! But most of the time they dance. One waltz after another, as if their lives were at stake, interrupted only by eagerly performed tricks. What are these people waiting for? What are they looking for? Somehow the show must go on…
Aggeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis and Giorgos Valais founded the blitz theatre group in Athens in 2004 and since then have been developing theatre productions as a collective with which they seek answers to social questions. Their productions are on the road in many European cities. The actresses* are also known from the films of Yorgos Lanthimos, Syllas Tzoumerkas and others.