The Pafos2017 Organisation will put on a unique artistic evening combining music and literature on Saturday.
The event, under the name From Odyssey to CP Cavafy, will see the Greek actor George Kimoulis narrate poetry by the Greek poet Cavafy.
While Kimoulis’ voice will carry a sense of nostalgia for a human voice lost, the music of Thodoris Economou will approach the subject of human passion and human faults on a musical level.
Through Robert Wilson’s Odyssey – a visual interpretation of the epic is set to stage and music – the lights dim and the music takes us to the myth of Ulysses, as envisioned by Economou.
Wilson uses light, movement and scenic design to bring his visions to life. In his production of the Odyssey, produced for the National Theatre of Greece, the story of Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War takes on a new dimension. The music for this adventure is brought further forward by Economou’s music
The story of Odysseus is also implemented in Cavay’s poem Ithaca, in which he uses the keyword destination to show how a destination is not a final place to which someone has roamed, it is a place within ourselves where we have learnt to be who we are at the end of an adventure.
The word destination is one with which Kimoulis will begin his narration, before the music by Economou takes over and the journey finds a partner with which it can be on its way.
From Odyssey to CP Cavafy
Performance by Greek actor George Kimoulis to the music of Thodoris Economou. August 12. Paphos Ancient Odeon, Paphos. 8.30pm. €20/15. Tel: 26-955166