MUSIC & THEATRE: Sisyphus Distressing (concept, composition, fundraising, production)
Sisyphus Distressing is an experimental music & theatre show, built around the myth of Sisyphus, as it was seen through the eyes of Albert Camus. It compares the absurdity of man's life with the situation of Sisyphus, a figure of Greek mythology who was condemned to repeat forever the same meaningless task of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again. A typical fairy tale, it explores endless repetition and meaninglessness, struggle and failure, as well as (some sort of controversial) hope for what might come next...
It was premiered in IKLECTIK (Nov'17). Devised by Gregory Emfietzis, Sisyphus Distressing focuses on the values, ethics and struggles of modern society, inspired by the well-known myth. A highly emotional sonic journey melded with a variety of non-musical elements, including drama, lighting, movement, and video. The project is supported by the Arts Council of England and the Hinrichsen Foundation.
Collaborators: Kyveli Anastasiadi (videography), Edd Cross (filmography / photography), Alma Daskalaki (production), Eirini Dermitzaki (marketing), Damian Posse (production / videography), Mayra Stergiou (direction)