Silent's Fragments

Greece, Eleusis, Archaeological Site

Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 July 2022, 21:00

A tribute by Maria Farantouri to women and female creation from antiquity to the present day.

Ancient poetesses, unknown, silent, lost in time, fragmented in damaged papyri and parchments: Anyte, Diophyle, Herina, Korinna, Moero, Nossis, Praxilla, Telesilla, but also the famous Sappho, find their way in modern Greek language thanks to Thanos Tsaknakis, their place in contemporary music thanks to Lena Platonos and gain a voice to speak again, some twenty-five centuries later, thanks to Maria Farantouri. Nature, the tender relationship with animals, childhood friendship, love, claiming a place in the world as experienced and attributed by women.

A unique musical performance directed by Michael Marmarinos and choreographed by Dafnis Kokkinos.

Lena Platonos | Musical composition, recitation
Thanos Tsaknakis | Restoration of poems, modern Greek rendering

Maria Farandouri | Singing
Stergios Tsirliagos | Orchestrations, keyboards
Chrysanthi Ghika | Lyres
Vahan Galstyan | Winds
Michalis Porphyris | Cello
Michalis Papapetrou | Music direction, keyboards

Direction | Michael Marmarinos
Daphnis Kokkinos | Choreography
Maria Kampanou, Evini Pantelaki, Nayoung Kim | Dance