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"Review of the year 2018"Artistic director of the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera
Blood mimics air, it augments in springtime, it is characterized by the warm/humid attribute, it dominates man's childhood.
Bile mimics fire, it augments in summertime, it is characterized by the warm/dry attribute, it dominates man's adolescence.
"When Adam sinned, the yellow bile turned into bitterness and the black bile into the darkness of God's absence. The moment when Adam broke the divine commandment, the black bile was condesned in his blood. This happened in the same way luminance is lost once we blow out the candle and only the glowing wick and its stench remains. This is what happened to Adam. For, once the light inside him went off, the black bile was condesned in his blood and sadness and desperation were stirred inside him, because, in the case of Adam, melancholy was swarmed inside him by the devil."
St. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Black bile mimics earth, it augments in automntime, it is characterized by the cold/dry attribute, it doninates man's adulthoood.
"As for the black bile which, in its natural state, is cold and cannot be found on the surface, if it is in excess inside the body, it causes apoplexy or torpidity or mirthlessness or fear. If it is overheated, it causes conviviality accompanied by singing and ecstasis and rashes and other things alike."
Pseudo-Aristotle, Melancholy and genious. The 30th problem
Phlegm mimics water, it augments in wintertime, it is characterized by the cold/humid attribute, it dominates man's elderly age.
"Man's body has blood, phlegm, yellow and black bile inside it: these constitute human body's nature and on those pain and health lay their principle. Therefore man is healthy when, mainly, these components are mixed with the right analogy of attributes and of quantity and when the mingling is perfect. Contrary to this, pain is provoked when one of these are in a smaller or bigger quantity or it lays separate inside the body and is not mixed with all the rest."
He was born in 1979 in Athens, Greece. He is active in the contemporary performing arts field as maker, dramaturge and writer. In 2015-2016 he participated as a choreographer at the Research Studios #2 at P.A.R.T.S. His staged work (performance/choreography) has been presented in Greece and abroad, in various contexts (festivals, biennials, conferences, site-specific).
He is founding member of the performance collective “Nova Melancholia” - in which he has been an active member until 2011 - and of the Institute for Live Arts Research |Π|, both based in Athens. He holds a MA degree on Environmental Sciences and Politics [1997-2002]. He is a DasArts alumni [2010-2012]. In the past he has been the Mentor of the 3rd year students of SNDO in Amsterdam [2012–2015]. Often he works as performance/dance dramaturge for other artists. He also moderates workshops on the DasArts Feedback Method, internationally.
As awarded writer of prose and poetry, his hybrid texts have been presented in the Avignon Festival IN, FRASCATI Amsterdam, the Greek National Theatre, the Athens Festival and elsewhere. Texts of his have been published in Greek and French.
He was born in New York in 1975. He is a theatre and film director and a visual artist based in Athens. He is founding member and the main director of the theatre collective Nova Melancholía. In his work, he attempts to re-approach elements of the Greek and the European traditions of "melancholy", hence gradually constructing his personal spiritual genealogy. Recent projects in theatre/performance: Imagine a Heroic Landscape (texts by Rosa Luxemburg, Festival Primavera dei teatri - Castrovillari, Italia & The Eight - Athens 2019), Spleen (texts by Charles Baudelaire, appartment in Athens 2018), Anestis Logothetis, Expansion (Greek National Opera 2017), Hot Maritime Baths (texts by Elias Papadimitrakopoulos, Athens Festival 2017), The Age of Innocence (text by Doukas Kapantais, Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens 2017), The Dead Man (text by Georges Bataille, Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens 2016), Ectoplasms (poems by Miltos Sahtouris, UM Gallery - Prague 2016).
He graduated from the Department of Drama Studies (University of Athens), he received a Master's degree in Theater-Performing Arts (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3) and he graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts. He is founding member of the Institute for Live Arts Research |Π|, of the Mavili Collective, and of Kolektiva Omonoia– a variable group of theorists and artists.
Five books of poetry and prose of his are published by Gavriilidis Editions, in Athens.
She was born in Athens in 1975 and still lives and works there. She is an architect and a teacher.
She studied Architecture in Thessaloniki and received a master degree in Urban Studies in Paris. At the moment she studies once more in the postgraduate program Cultural Management in Athens.
She teaches design and history of art in the secondary education and she works with student theater groups. In the past she has participated in architectural and urban projects.
She is member of Nova Melancholia theatre company since 2006 as a graphic designer and more.
She is a visual artist based in Athens. Dora Economou visits places, text and materials she has had a relationship with, either literal or fictional, takes samples and builds them into sculptures. She contemplates on whether their memory can still be recognized once their evidence has been removed.
She has presented four solo shows in Athens (A Modern Hug : 2013, By The Spring Of Production : 2011, Dekapedaugustos : 2007, The Lost State Of Grace : 2005) and participated in group shows nationally and internationally. Selectively: LUSTLANDS AT Family Business, NY (2013). After Abstraction, Greek Art Institute (2012). Monodrome: Athens Biennial 3, Greek art, Sem-Art, Monaco (2011). Cabinets of Miracles, Zone D, Athens (2010). Strutture Precarie, San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy (2009). Point of Origin, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney, (2008), In Present Tense, Young Greek Artists, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2007). Art Fab 'Women in Europe', Saint Tropez (2006), 4th Deste Prize, Deste Foundation, Athens (2005). So much…so great…, Larissa Contemporary Art Center (2004). In March 2013 she started the fanzine “Kypseli”.
She collaborates closely with the performance group Nova Melancholia and the choreographer Kostas Tsiukas .
He is a visual artist based in Athens. In his work he experiments with various mediums such as sculpture, video, photography, performance and publications. His work evolves around the issues of boundaries between private and public, home and city, inside and outside. The exploration of the boundaries has been primal in his work, in a conscious but mostly subconscious level. He seems to be attracted by places or areas that stand in-between two contrasting situations.
He has presented three solo exhibitions (Contemporary Art Gallery of Pancevo, Belgrade, 2007. ArtisCausa Gallery, Thessaloniki, 2008. Green Park, Athens, 2015) and he has participated in many group exhibitions and collaborative projects in Greece and abroad. He was co-organizer of the Performance Biennial "No Future" in Athens and Cythera in June 2016.
Since 2014, he collaborates closely with the performance group Nova Melancholia.
"Review of the year 2018"Artistic director of the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera
"Spleen" by Nova Melancholia on Charles Baudelaire's poetry Theatre Review by Dimitris Tsatsoulis (Professor at the University of Patras and Critic)
"Neue Melancholie mit Zombies" [deu] by Steffen Georgi
"Maritime Hot Baths by Nova Melancholia at the Athens Festival - Peiraios 260" [gr] George P. Pefanis,
"Nova Melancholia: Maritime Hot Baths at Peiraios Η" [gr] Natalie Minioti
"The nudity of the affect" [gr] George Sampatakakis, Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, University of Patras
"Festival Notes #10: Vassilis Noulas, "Maritime Hot Baths" at Peiraios 260" [gr] Response by Olga Sella
"Maritime Hot Baths: 'Like the dark seaweeds beneath the blue sea'" [gr] by Mania Zoussi
"Let's go for drinks or for baths? Two new provocative shows at the Athens Festival" [gr] by Iliana Dimadi
"The Age of Innocence: Fake sex" [gr] Review by Myrto Loverdou
"Petit bourgeois fascism in reverse, manihaistic bipolarity, lack of imagination..." [gr] Review by Konstantinos Bouras
"Blue Velvet with a scent of pornography" [gr] Impressions by Sakis Dimitrakopoulos
"Pornography, hypocrisy" [gr] Impressions by Dimitris Danikas
"Two texts into the wrong hands: Karantzas - Bernhard, Nova Melancholia - Kapantais" [gr] Review by Samson Rakas
"Radio Show: No words land" [gr] Vassilis Noulas discusses with Chryssa Kapsouli
"De Sade in the contemporary salons" [gr] Review by Nikos Xenios
"The Age of Innocence is a dramaturgy of liquids" [gr] Vassilis Noulas interviewed by Dimitris Georgopoulos
"Vassilis Noulas of the Nova Melancholia talks to www.tospirto.net" [gr] Vassilis Noulas interviewed by Georgia Economou
"Waiting for the ecstasy at an erotic literary salon" [gr] Comments by Vassilis Noulas and Kostas Tzimoulis
"The provocateurs of Nova Melancholia leave the basements for Onassis Cultural Center" [gr] by Iliana Dimadi
"Vassilis Noulas and Kostas Koutsolelos live the age of innocence through an incest" [gr] Interview to Lina Rokou
"Déconstruire la normalité: Esthétiques post-traditionnelles en Grèce" [fr]
An article by Georges Sampatakakis
"How Much 'Performance Art' Can You Take?" [gr] curated by Efi Falida
"What Kind of Athens Festival Do We Want?" [gr] Vassilis Noulas answers to the question asked by Ioanna Kleftogianni
"Maria All Naked is Mourning" [gr] Review by Dimitris Tsatsoulis
"What Kind of Forms Can Catharsis Take?" [gr] by Lina Rokou
"Delirium Nights, Dead Poets and Ectoplasms. Wellcome to Nova Melancholia's universe" [gr] Vassilis Noulas and Kostas Tzimoulis interviewed by Lina Rokou
"Athènes à l'épreuve du fantasme" [fr]
reportage de Aïnhoa Jean-Calmettes, entretien avec Vassilis Noulas
"Odes to the Prince" [gr] review by Ileiana Dimadi
Wild Habitats - Poetry collection by Manolis Tsipos
"Wild Habitats at Green Park" [gr] I AVGI 15.1.2016
"The Jurisprudence of Nature: Manolis Tsipos' Wild Habitats'" [gr] by Yiorgos Sabatakakis
"Odes to the Prince, at Bangladesh" [gr] Vassilis Noulas interviewed by Eva Kekos
"Odes to the Prince by Nova Melancholia at Bangladesh" [gr] Review by Yiorgos Sabatakakis
"Odes to the Prince: A Provocative Elegy on Love at the Center of Athens" [gr] review by Ioanna Kleftogianni
"The 10 Best Theatre Performances of 2015" [gr] by Ioanna Kleftogianni
"7 alternative performances that we won't miss this september" [gr] by Ileiana Dimadi
"Melancholy Is a Positive Thing" [gr] Vassilis Noulas interviewed by Iliana Dimadi
"Stillness, Right When the Sun Is Setting" [gr] review by Natalia Damigou-Papati
"Stillness, a... Homemade Performance" [gr] review by Evi Proussali
"Chamber Performance" [gr] by Dimitris N. Maniatis
"Inside the Flesh of the City" [gr] review by Dimitris Tsatsoulis
"Manolis Tsipos' Theatre" [en] by Georges Sampatakakis
Still Life. For the Glory of the City - A text for the stage by Manolis Tsipos
"A Still Life That Speaks. A Visual City Hymn" [gr] afterword by Yiorgos Sabatakakis
"Translating Still Life" [gr] by Myrto Gondicas
"Reception by the French Press of the performance Still Life. For the Glory of the City, directed by Michel Raskine at the Avignon Festival 2014" [gr]
"At the 'Bangladesh' at Omonia Square" [gr] review by Marilena Astrapellou
"Vassilis Noulas Discusses about the Performance Odes to the Prince" [gr] by Spyros Petritis
"Sweet Commotion of Suspense" [gr] by Mania Zousi
"People and Things That Defined Culture in 2014" [gr] by Ioanna Kleftogianni
"The Best 10+1 Theatre Performances of 2014" [gr] by Ioanna Kleftogianni
"Another Self, but Which One?" [gr] Review by Dionisis Marinos
"Radio Show: Technodromo" [gr] Vassilis Noulas interviewed by Tsimaras Tzanatos and Yannis Nikolopoulos
"Identity Crisis" [gr] Review by Dimitris Tsatsoulis
"10+1 Perfromances One Should Watch During Xmas" [gr] by Yiorgos Mitropoulos
"Suspense" [gr] Review by Eirini Aivaliotou
"Suspense" [gr] Review by Iliana Dimadi
"Poetry & Theatre" [gr] by Dimitris N. Maniatis
"Odes, Bangladesh and a New (Theatrical) Marigold" by Iliana Dimadi
"In 'Bangladesh' Behind Omonia Square" [gr] by Giota Sykka
"A Marigold Blooms in "Bangladesh" [gr] by Ioanna Kleftogianni
From the Park's Side - Poetry collection by Vassilis Noulas
"From the Park's Side, Gavriilidis Publishing House" [gr] ATHINORAMA 10.11.2014
"Vassilis Noulas Presents His Poems From the Park's Side, 12/11/2014" [gr] FREEQUENCY.GR
"Vassilis Noulas Recomments 'Cosmos' by Witold Gombrowicz. A Book That Was Read by (Almost) Everyone at Tilos' Camping" [gr]
Focus: A book for the summer (edited by: Lina Rokou)
"Culture Without Experimetal Creation Is at Risk of Drought" [gr] by Spyros Kakouriotis
"On s'est retrouvé à travailler dans l'adversité" [fr] Manolis Tsipos interviewed by René Solis
Manolis Tsipos' text "Still Life. For the Glory of the City" is staged at the official Avignon Festival 2014 directed by Michel Raskine and translated into French by Myrto Gondicas.
"We Are Working under Unfavorable Conditions" [fr] Manolis Tsipos interviewed by René Solis LIBERATION 1.7.2014
"The Vitriolic Theatre of the Greek Writers in Avignon Festival" [fr] by Boris Horvat, LADEPECHE.FR 10.7.2014
"Still Life: Drastic Acid in Avignon Festival" [fr] by Philippe Chevilley LES ECHOS 11.7.2014
"Three Greeks at the Avignon Festival" [gr] by Iliana Dimadi
Extended excerpt of Still Life. For the Glory of the City by Manolis Tsipos in the anthology "Contemporary Greek Writers" [fr] translated into French by Myrto Gondica.
"Radio Show: Spiccato" [gr] Vassilis Noulas discusses with Nina Rapi about "what is this that we call queer"
"On Agencies and Withdrawals" [en] by Natascha Siouzouli
Congress "Politics of the Applied: Theatre and Art as Intervention"
"Ectoplasms at Exarcheia" [gr] Vassilis Noulas interviewed by Eva Kekou
"Minima Melancholia: Performances of Affective Refusals and Rem(a)inders" [en] by Hypatia Vourloumis (text in magazine: issue Melancholy and Politics)
Issue Melancholy and Politics [en] periodical bilingual publication for the contemporary performing arts. Editors: Vassilis Noulas - Adam Schirak - Natassa Siouzouli
"Our Need for Melancholy" [gr] Book review by Vassilis Noulas
(A. Rassidaki, On Melancholy, Kichli Publishing House 2012)
"Melancholy in the Desert. An Aesthetics of Exodus" [en] by Natasa Siouzouli
"Readings on Stage and off" [gr] Review by Dimitris Tsatsoulis
"Will You ...Bear the Ectoplasms?" [gr] Review by Iliana Dimadi
"Poetry in Apartments" [gr] Review by Dimitris Tsatsoulis
After the proposal of the Selection Committee of this year's Prize, a performance from the Nova Melancholia collective will be presented in the context of the exhibition, a collective that is defined by its multi-leveled and hybrid language. Nova Melancholia presented the performance-announcement "Adieu to Emmanuel Levinas" during the exhibition's opening.
Benelux - Poetry collection by Vassilis Noulas
"The Theatre "Embros" Became a Collective" [gr] by Ioanna Kleftogianni
by Vassilis Noulas
"Rencontre à Athènes avec Vassilis Noulas" [fr] de Cécile Faggiano
"Why Are You Being Evicted from Embros?" [gr] by Stavros Dioskouridis
"Mavili Collective: The Apparent 7" [gr] by Eirini Mountraki
"Very Bad Reviews: Give the Actress Her Pills" [gr] by Aris Dimokidis
Vicky Kyriakoulakou is candidate for the "Melina Merkouri Theatre Prize", for her acting in the Nova Melancholia performance "Meditation I: Concerning Those Things That Can Be Called into Doubt".
The Holidays of Mister Lounas - Poetry collection by Vassilis Noulas
"Flexible Performances in Liquid Times" [gr] by Vassilis Noulas
"Hellenic Festival, First Positive Report" [gr] by Grigoris Ioannidis
The Construction of the Nest - Poetry collection by Vassilis Noulas
"The Mavili Movement" [gr] by Argyro Bozoni
"You Have to Feel Concerned by What You Watch" [gr] Vicky Kyriakoulakou interviewed by Lydia Elioglou
Focus: Sept réponses prêtes pour Nova Melancholia / Nova Melancholia's seven ready answers [fr/en] par Grigoris Ioannidis
Time and Memory in Walter Benjamin's "On the Concept of History" and the Example of a Performance by Nova Melancholia [gr] University paper (ASFA) by Vassilis Noulas
Habemus Papam, Walter - A text for the stage by Manolis Tsipos
"Manolis Tsipos' Sabine X., dericted by Anestis Azas, Greek National Theatre" [gr] Review by Dimitris Tsatsoulis
Α΄ Prize at the Playwright Contest for young people up to 35 years old, for Manolis Tsipos' "Sabine X.". The Prize went with the award €10.000. "Sabine X." was staged at the Greek National Theatre in May 2009.
"Manolis Tsipos' Sabine X., directed by Anestis Azas, Greek National Theatre" [gr] review by Dimitris Tsatsoulis - ΝΕΑ ESTIA 2009
"The Reason Why I Found Poetry in the Case of a German Female Infanticide" [gr] Manolis Tsipos is interviewed by Ioanna Kleftogianni - ΕLEFTHEROTYPIA 6.5.2009
"Sabine X. A Surreal Set" [gr] by Christina Farazi - ΕLEFTHEROS TYPOS 2.5.2009
"The German Medea" [gr] by Efi Marinou - SUNDAY ELEFTHEROTYPIA 10.5.2009
"The Reason Why I Found Poetry in the Case of a German Female Infanticide" [gr] Manolis Tsipos interviewed by Ioanna Kleftogianni
"Nova Melancholia" [gr] by Savvas Patsalidis
Sabine X. - A play by Manolis Tsipos
Prize for feature film script to Manolis Tsipos, for the script "Popesse Ioanna", based on the same titled text by Emmanuel Rhoides. The prize went with the award of €10.000.
Prize for short-film script to Manolis Tsipos and Vassilis Noulas for the script "Skaribim-Skaribom!", based on the novel "The Sacred Goat" by Yiannis Skarimbas