Photo by Evi Fylaktou
Photo by Evi Fylaktou
Photo by Miltos Athanasiou  
Photo by Miltos Athanasiou


By Euripides Laskaridis || Osmosis

“RELIC” is an international co-production that had its world première in Barcelona in 2015 before going on to appear at another 30 international venues and festivals. A journey of many transformations, it is a path towards poetry opened up by means of an otherworldly cabaret that ends up somewhere disarmingly human. An acclaimed performance created by Euripides Laskaridis and the OSMOSIS performing arts company. The performance tests the limits of both audiences and the performer. The Latin root of the word “relic” (“relinque”) denotes that which is left behind; the raw ingredients of this world might appear random and insignificant, but they are transformed – through the use of all that is ridiculous and exaggerated – into a work that takes you by surprise.
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— Sanjoy Roy (“The Guardian”), “Writing on Dance” –

“He is the most ridiculous of impossible bodies, and so, on some level, the most tragic of Frankensteinian monstrosities. Your own brain keeps thinking what the fuck? and then: what the hell, just go with it. It’s worth it.”

— Graham Watts, “DanceTabs”

“Anarchic, physical theatre that will live long in the memory. Euripides Laskaridis is a Greek exponent of the theatre of the absurd, without inhibition and possessing enormous charisma.”

— Clàudia Brufau, “Aerowaves Review”

“Laskaridis masters simple but effective movements and a colorful range of vocal sounds. His sharp imagination messes with our expectations of any familiar gesture or attitude he undertakes, transforming them into dreamlike connections. Again and again, each amusing twist makes one feel more and more at home in “RELIC’s” bizarre atmosphere.”
Direction, Choreography & set design: Euripides Laskaridis Performed by: Euripides Laskaridis Directorial consultant: Tatiana Bre Dramaturgy consultant: Alexandros Mistriotis Costume design: Angelos Mentis Sound design & live operation: Kostas Michopoulos Lightning consultant: Eliza Alexandropoulou Music consultant: Kornelios Selamsis Lightning installation: Miltos Athanasiou Lightning technicians: Konstantinos Margas & Giorgos Melissaropoulos Sound installation & Live operation: Nikolas Kollias & Kostis Pavlopoulos Assistant director: Ioanna Plessa Special constructions: Marios Sergios Eliakis, Ioanna Plessa & Melina Terzakis Creative assistants: James Konstantinidis & Natasa Kouvari   Set assistant on tour: Tzela Christopoulou Production & tour managers: Aristea Charalambidou (2016), Maria Dourou (2017- 18),Zoe Mouschi (2018), Simona Fremder (2018-2019) Technical director: Konstantinos Margas Tour production assistance: Nikos Mavrakis, TooFarEast Productions (2019) Photography: Miltos Athanasiou & Evi Fylaktou Camera operators: Anouk Arra, Marios Sergios Eliakis & Dimitris Triandafyllou Video trailer edited: Euripides Laskaridis Coproduced by: Athens & Epidaurus Festival & OSMOSIS performing arts company Presented in collaboration with: EDM Productions – RIAL & ESHELMAN