Louisette: The Backstage of Revolution, performance by Elli Papakonstantinou/ODC ENSEMBLE

Performance with the students of the Special vocational high School of Eleusis

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partnering with Europe Grand Central

Explores the borders

silence revolution


Ελευσίνα, Δυτική Αττική, Ελλάδα



This performance of ambulatory theatre, a co-production of the Athens festival and the Eleusis 2021 European capital of culture, is the end product of a fruitful collaboration between the ODC Ensemble and the students of the Special vocational high School of Eleusis and is part of the Europe Grand Central project.
Elli Papakonstantinou’s Louisette (the title comes from Marat’s pet word for the guillotine) will be presented at the old oil factory of Eleusis, where viewers will watch the making of a film about bourgeois democracy and the French revolution. however, during shoot breaks, something is amiss. how do contemporary individuals relate to the tripartite motto “liberty, equality, fraternity”? the performance will draw on texts by Jean-Paul Marat, Heiner Müller, Guy Debord, Raoul Vaneigem, Nikos Gatsos, Friedrich Nietzsche, Mary Oliver, Victor Hugo, Maximilien Robespierre, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, excerpts from the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789) and contemporaneous legal texts, Wachowskis’ The Matrix, and Travis Stout’s videogame Assasin’s Creed: Unity. it also draws on texts composed during improvisation with the students of special abilities from the special vocational high school of Eleusis. the latter are the true protagonists of this production, working closely together with actors, musicians, and visual artists.


How it was done

public art



Main lessons learned


Text – Direction: Elli Papakonstantinou
Music: Telemachos Moussas
Dramaturgical collaboration: Stella Rapti
Historical research: Filimon Patsakis
Set and costume design: Telis Karananos, Alexandra Siafkou
Video: Pantelis Makkas
Choreography: Athanasia Kanellopoulou
Lighting design: Olympia Mytilinaiou
Assistant director: Anastasia Katsinavaki
Cast: Adrian Frieling, Anastasia Katsinavaki, Dafni Markaki, Antonis Primikyris, Alkistis Polychroni, Rosa Prodromou, Thodoris Skyftoulis, along with volunteers, teaching staff, and students of the Special Vocational High School of Eleusis
Live music: Nefeli Markaki
Vocals by Nasia Gofa
Photos by Alex Kat

Co-production: Athens & Epidaurus Festival – Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture

Activity Timeline


  • Louisette: The Backstage of Revolution by Elli Papakonstantinou/ODC ENSEMBLE