Cultural

Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca
Athens & Epidavros Festival 2014 |
Lena Kitsopoulou

Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca

Translated by
Nikos GatsosDirected by
Lena KitsopoulouSet & Costume Design
Elli PapageorgakopoulouLighting Design
Nikos Vlasopoulos

Music
Nikos Kypourgos

Assistant Director
Anna Nikolaou

With
Nikos Karathanos
Emily Koliandri
Ioanna Mavrea
Maria Kallimani
Vicky Volioti
Yiannos Perlengas
Giannis Kotsifas
Christos Sapountzis
Stavros Giannouladis

Aeneas Tsamatis
 “Life is laughter amid a rosary of deaths”
Federico García Lorca
The theme of love lost, love thwarted by social convention, is fundamental in Federico García Lorca’s body of work and reflects his personal experiences. The unquenchable flame of the star-crossed adolescent romance of Leonardo and the Bride in Blood Wedding (1933) leads, inevitably, to tragedy. Unconventional as ever, Lena Kitsopoulou vividly reawaken the Spanish poet’s unconditional defence of romantic fervour, while poking fun at social hypocrisy and taboos. The director and her actors take the plunge and bare themselves: Nikos Karathanos, Emily Koliandri, Ioanna Mavrea, Maria Kallimani, Vicky Volioti, Yiannos Perlengas, Giannis Kotsifas, Christos Sapountzis.

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