Choreographers explore the American dream

The latest National Opera dance production, a three-part performance by three acclaimed Greek choreographers, is titled «American Dream.» Constantinos Rigos, Fotis Nikolaou and Zoe Dimitriou pose questions and provide answers about the essence of the American dream, about our perception of the USA and its culture and explore how close or far away we are from our personal «American dream.» The production opened at the Acropol Theater (9-11 Ippocratous, tel 210.364.3700) in Athens yesterday and will run tomorrow to Thursday, on the weekend, as well as May 2 to 6. The production is full of images, feelings and impressions of America as we imagine it to be. It kicks off with Zoe Dimitriou’s «Limen.» «Focusing on America, I was inspired by American composer Steve Reich’s compositions,» notes the choreographer. Fotis Nikolaou’s «Lonely Room,» with music by Dimitris Kamarotos, comes next. Constantinos Rigos closes the triptych with «A Little Piece Peace for America,» with music by Cole Porter and Johnny Cash, performed live by the Apodrassis music ensemble. Immigrants, superheroes and people from daily life all join forces to create a mosaic of images. «American Dream» is performed by the Greek National Opera Ballet dancers Mania Karavassili, Mitsi Stergianou, Antonis Koroutis, Evridiki Isaakidou, Vassia Bizindi, Vanessa Kourkoulou and Thanassis Solomos, among others.

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