ENA ENA by music theatre maker Thanasis Deligiannis and the collective I/O is a hallucinatory, dreamlike recreation of a Greek nightclub from the 1980s. Several classics from the Greek klarina (clarinet) tradition can be heard in a microtonal amalgam. Waiters watch over singers. Nothing is what it seems. One of the maker’s profoundly personal memories unfolds into an ambiguous exploration of boundaries, memory and transformations.

ENA ENA means ‘one by one’ in Greek, but also stands for the intermediary: between man and woman, between child and adult, between spectator and participant. The work of Thanasis Deligiannis is also difficult to place. His performances contain elements of music theatre and performance art, whilst with his collective I/O he explores new technologies and interdisciplinary crossovers.

Thanasis Deligiannis | concept, stage direction, sound design, performance
Natasa Tsakiridou | voice
George Dumitriu | violin
Kaja Draksler | keyboards
Onno Govaert | drums
Roelof Pothuis | set & light design
Yannis Michalopoulos | dramaturgy
Vasiliki Sourri | costume design
Danai Belosinof | assistant director & production assistance
Kostas Chaikalis | audio engineer
Stijn van Kortenhof | light technician
David Jonas | creative coder
Frank van der Weij | project development
Elia Kalogianni & Yorgos Kyvernitis | photos & teaser

For tickets & info for the Gaudeamus premiere on September 9 & 10 click here.

Special thank you to Clare Gallagher, Andriana Minou, Marko Ivic, Trevor Grahl, Roy van Zon and Stephanos Droussiotis.

ENA ENA is created and produced by I/O and co-produced by the Onassis Stegi and Gaudeamus. With the support by the Fonds Podiumkunsten, the Norma Fonds and Het Motorblok.
Description text by Benjamin van Vliet.