Motus (Italy) Discussion at the Under the Radar at the Public Theater in New York—Saturday 7 January 2012
The Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater presented the MOTUS discussion of Alexis. A Greek Tragedy, livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 7 January 2012 at 8:30 p.m. EST / 5:30 p.m. PST / (02:30 CET / 01:30 GMT).
Alexis. A Greek Tragedy
Co-presented by The Public's Under The Radar Festival and La MaMa
Directed by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò
Running Time: 70 minutes
In 2008, fifteen-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos became an icon of youthful rebellion after he was shot by a policeman—triggering an unprecedented storm of protests against the corrupted political system in Greece. In their continued search for a modern Antigone in present-day resistance, Motus emerges with this documentary theatre piece of uncompromising theatricality. Alexis is their poetic call to action.
Hailed by the New York Times as "fresh and ferocious," UTR welcomes back Motus—one of Italy's most adventurous companies—after their sold-out performances of Too Late! (antigone) contest#2 in UTR 11.
"Motus puts on a show which remarkably recreates the atmosphere of urgency and tension of those days in Athens... as poetic as it is political." - Le Monde
The presentation is generously supported by Marche Region and AMAT in the frame of the project "MARCHE. Italy's Land of Infinite Discovery".
Performed in Italian with English supertitles.
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