An Imaginary Symposium is a theatre project that attempts to carefully construct alternatives modes of sociability in order to reimagine together our realities today and in the future.
Its aim is to reactivate common thinking and imagining, by taking a close look on the way we build our social exchange and our discussions. This is done by reworking on ancient Greek modes of sociability, which are radically brought together on stage with contemporary technological modes of artificial intelligence. The project meets its audience in two distinct but closely interrelated forms, that of a group theatre piece (stage version) and that of a participatory performance (interactive version). In both cases, the participants (performers or audience) create live on stage a symposium in the ancient Greek sense: a social gathering of people eating and drinking while discussing issues of shared concerned.
Concept & creation: Danae Theodoridou — Created with and performed by: Lara Barsacq, Luanda Casella, Sabine Cmelniski, Ilektra Fragiadaki, Eleni Mylona, Mariela Nestora, Danae Theodoridou, Katerina Zisoudi — Costumes & set design: Maria Panourgia — Dramaturgical advice: Konstantina Georgelou, Betina Panagiotara, Jonas Rutgeerts — Movement advice: Katerina Andreou, Mariela Nestora — Artistic Assistance: Rodia Vomvolou — Creation Algorithm: Dimitrios Stasinopoulos — Light design: Sakis Birbilis — Production: Hiros — Co-production: BUDA, Indisciplinarte — With the support of: Flemish community — Supported by: Vooruit, workspacebrussels, BIOS, PACT.