Diogenes the Cynical to Alexander the Great
CHORIAMBOS THEATER COMPANY was created in May 2006 by the actor Aris Biniaris and the musician Smaro Gregoriadou, as a result of an intensive research and work on the comprehension of ancient Grek drama’s inner content, and the revelation of its representative force for today’s “wounded” spectator. CHORIAMBOS TC is committed to commentary on contemporary culture, human nature and relationships by returning to ancient forms of drama and by manipulating universally archetypical symbols, such as rhythm, silence, body expression. The Company mainly explores the ritualistic essence of ancient forms of theatre and its application on today’s world and integrates traditional theatrical techniques with contemporary forms of dramatic expression in highly physical, emotionally charged and musically structured challenging productions.
CHORIAMBOS TC first production has been Sophocles’ Antigone, presented in original ancient Greek text by 2 performers-musicians (2007-08). It explores the musical tissue of Sophoclean poetry, leading spectators -regardless race, nation, language, cultural and social background- to an understanding of Greek drama’s humanistic concerns and their relevance to today’s world. It activates the ancient function of such a plain scenic synthesis, as an actor, who undertakes all main roles, paired with a musician, who enlightens the pre-disigned inner musical movement of the actions; namely a theatrical analogy of the function of priest and chant singer.
Antigone has shared more than 60 performances with Greek and international audiences and received a remarkably positive response.
CHORIAMBOS TC second production is Euripides Bacchae in ancient and new Greek. Its premiere has been given in 2010, in Athens.
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