Through a performance – poetic historical journey to the mines of Lavrio from antiquity to the present day and to the industrial activities of the area, a depiction of the substantial contradictions which shaped the city along with its social, political and cultural life is attempted. With music always being present. With the choir and philharmonic becoming an essential part of a rich tradition and heritage.
In the courtyard of the Archaeological Museum of Lavrio we unravel the thread of the unique (hi)story of the city: we listen to extracts of personal testimonials, narrations of certain events and facts, and to rebetiko and other old songs – searching for the modern identity of Laurion nowadays and our personal connection with it.
Laurium was presented in September 2020 at the Archaeological Museum of Lavrio as part of the initiative All of Greece, One culture by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Concept and stage direction: Argyro Chioti | Dramaturgy, research: Argyro Chioti, Efthimis Theou | Video, visuals: Baubo Productions | Music collaborator and drums: Jan Van de Engel | Music collaborator, guitar and bouzouki: Giorgos Nikopoulos | On stage (singing, narration): Giorgos Nikopoulos, Georgina Chryskioti, Argyro Chioti | Associate assistant: Katerina Kotsou | Coordination (EMST): Anna Mykoniati
Photos credits: VASISTAS, Giorgos Nikopoulos