ImPArt performances

  • by Giannis Chatziantoniou
  • by Giannis Chatziantoniou

A new aesthetic approach to the performing arts, the aesthetics of access, was hosted and proposed by the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera, where the premiere of ImPArt international production took place on September 8th, 2019.

More than 20 artists from 4 countries (Greece, Italy, Germany, Armenia), inspired by the objectives of the innovative European project ImPArt, collaborated to bring on stage the outcomes of their creative research about the development of interdisciplinary performances (dance, dance theatre, music theatre, performance) immediately accessible by any audience, people with sensory disabilities included, with an emphasis on the inclusion of professional artists with disabilities. It is a partnership of 4 artistic organizations: Synergy of Music Theatre (Greece), Sommertheater Pusteblume (Germany), Oriente Occidente Festival (Italy) και NCA Small Theatre (Armenia).

Two independent performances Gravity and Other Attractions, The Little Prince and an installation-performance titled Re:construction, are the artistic outcomes of this research and creation process, in all of which the limitations of accessibility transform into a field of inspiration, experimentation and innovative creation. The common accessibility media (captioning, sign language interpretation, audio description) become creative tools for on-stage expression and form the cutting-edge aesthetics of access.

Gravity and Other Attractions

Concept, Dramaturgy & Direction: Costas Lamproulis
Script: Max Greyson
Choreography, Dance & Performance: Sarah `Sarena´ Bockers & Dodzi Dougban
Music & Sound Composition: Filippos Zoukas
Visuals: Tim Stadie
Light Design: Christian Herbert
Collaborating Choreographers: Despina Bounitsi & Wagner Moreira
Music (Flute): Ine Vanoeveren
Sign Language Interpreter & Introduction Voice: Stella Papantonatos
Sign Language Interpreter: Konstanze Bustian
Visual Vernacular Advisors: Rafael Grombelka & Eyk Kauly

The Little Prince

Adaptation, Direction: Vahan Badalyan
Text: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Performers: Aristide Rontini, Torben Schug, Giuseppe Comuniello, Tamara Aydinyan
Music: Max Schweder
Choreography supervision: Wagner Moreira, Athina Manoli
Also participating: Ashot Marabyan


Text-Staging: Nikolas Jürgens, Nils Rottgardt
Performers: Lucy Wilke, Max Greyson, Franziska Wilke
Video: Nikolas Jürgens, Bernard Mescherowsky

ImPArt credits

Music direction: Markus Brachtendorf
Set design-costumes: Sarah Haas
Light design: Christian Herbert
Visuals: Tim Stadie
Video: Patrick Waldmann
Captioning: Maria Wünsche
Translation: Dimitra Zacharouli
Photos: Giannis Chatziantoniou
Construction supervision: Dimitra Exarchou
Costume supervision: Eleni Psirra
Sign language interpretation: Konstanze Bustian, Stella Papantonatos
Production assistant: Lara Weiss
Project Manager-SMouTh: Andreas Almpanis
Production assistant-SMouTh: Dimitra Zacharouli
Production manager: Lisette Reuter
Artistic direction: Costas Lamproulis

ImPArt is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the EU, the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, The Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, AktionhMensch and NRW Kultur Sekretariat Wuppertal.

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