What is the most beautiful story in the world?
Does it exist?
Six additional performances until December 14, 2023
Due to the increased public interest in the performance “Amazing” by Ioanna Portolou and the Griffon dance group, six additional performances are added on 29, 30 November and 6, 7, 13, 14 December 2023 at the PLYFA theater (every Wednesday and Thursday, at 9:30 p.m.) Tickets are sold in advance exclusively through Ticket Services at ticketservices.gr
The Griffón dance group and choreographer Ioanna Portolou return with the explosive performance “Amazing”, a ground-breaking and highly topical work about the wonderful but also self-destructive nature of human nature, which will be presented at the PLYFA Theater for nine unique performances on the 8th, 9th 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 November 2023, at 21.30. The successful show was presented for the first time as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival in 2022, creating a sensation.
Starting from the famous fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel” by the Brothers Grimm, the Griffón dance group and Ioanna Portolou create a subversive work, commenting in an orgy way on the contradictions of the human species, which, no matter how much it evolves, remains violent and voracious. In “Amazing”, the dark world that hides the forest of the children’s fairy tale becomes the backbone of the unlikely human story, with the audience transported to an atmospheric, otherworldly cabaret, where the adrenaline of the dancers turns into a tangible smell.
“We are capable of the greatest and the worst. We destroy each other mercilessly, we explore with undiminished interest our world and those beyond ours, we write and create masterpieces, we analyze, we search, we invent, we destroy, we love and we hate with passion”, notes Ioanna Portolou.
Through a delirium of adrenaline, intense images, narratives and stormy music, the show “Amazing” makes us wonder how we can be both man-eaters and creators.
*Nude bodies appear in the show