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.

We have been more than happy to have performed multiple times throughout 2022 and 2023 in cities like Utrecht (Gaudeamus), Amsterdam (Muziekgebouw), Den Haag (Korzo), Athens (Stegi) and Nicosia (Nicosia International Festival). We’d like to thank our audience for the warm presence and applause!

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
Elia Kalogianni | artistic collaborator
Kostas Chaikalis | audio engineer
Kosntantinos Margkas | technical director & light technician
David Jonas | creative coder
Frank van der Weij | project development
Yorgos Kyvernitis & Elia Kalogianni | photos & teaser

Special thank you to Clare Gallagher, Andriana Minou, Efthimis Theou, 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 Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, the Norma Fonds, Het Motorblok and George Ignatides. The presentations in Europe are supported by the “Outward Turn” program of Onassis Stegi.