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Tribute to Manos Eleftheriou - "The Imaginary Wolf"

"I will leave these orchards, I will take to the alleys of the sea."

 

Manos Eleftheriou was born on Syros (12 March 1938). A poet, lyricist and prose writer, he received the State Fiction Award (2005) for The Time of the Chrysanthemums, and was honoured for his overall contribution by the Academy of Athens (2013). He died on 22 July 2018.

The Imaginary Wolf is Manos Eleftheriou's magnum opus – his personal Nekyia, a descent to the Underworld on his quest for the meaning of time and decay, solitude, the necessity of art. The second part features Eleftheriou's most memorable poems set to music by great Greek composers –the poet's words that we have been singing, for years now, delivered by the most expressive voices in the Greek music scene.

 

"The Imaginary Wolf" (Manos Eleftheriou - Giorgos Andreou)
First dramatized performance for singers, actors and orchestra, based on the poem by Manos Eleftheriou
Theatrical adaptation - Music composition: Giorgos Andreou - Eleftheriou's best-loved songs
A musical tribute to Manos Eleftheriou, featuring seminal Greek songs that have his lyrics.

 

CREDITS

MUSIC - DRAMATURGY: GEORGE ANDREOU
DIRECTOR: DIMITRIS LIGANDIS
LIGHTNING DESIGNER: MICHALIS PORFYRIS 
SET DESIGNER: EVA NATHENA
COSTUME DESIGNER: EVA NATHENA
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR: FOKAS EVAGGELINOS
FEATURING: GEORGE DALARAS, ELENI TSALIGOPOULOU, CHRISTOS THIVAIOS, MARTHA FRITZILA
CO-PRODUCTION: MEGARON – THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL, VIEW MASTER FILMS