Dammi i colori…The making of

Tuesday / May 31 / 2016
Dionisis Andrianopoulos

The photography exhibition «Dammi i colori…The making of» aims to function as a symbolic link between the present and future evolution of Greek National Opera’s project “Opera and Fashion”. The project was first initiated in Spring 2013, while this year’s performance production will be held on May 19th, at the Olympia Theatre. 

In the context of recording the project’s step by step enchanting preparation, the photographer Vassilis Makris captures the backstage formation, of this year’s production series. Through his photographic lense, he aims to reveal an additional aspect of this multifaceted project, which is the result of this year’s collaboration between the director – choreographer Konstantinos Rigos and make-up artist, Achilleas Charitos. 

The photographic imprint of the exhibition commences from the preparatory stages of the project “Opera and Fashion”, offering the opportunity to its viewers, to experience the “background” process of make-up art, its function as a garment, its relation with the costumes’ design, as well as the specialized scenography which will be constructed. 

What is the process of conceiving an idea and how does the artist react when the result is unsatisfying? How much joy does he experience when his idea is completed? In which ways can an idea be transferred, from the creator to the viewer? How can a basic color pallet inspire the generation of supplementary colors? Could a theatrical costume operate as a contemporary creation of haute couture, “trespassing” the fundamental trends of the 20th century? And finally, in which way can all of the above constitute part of a broader discussion regarding the role of the theatrical costume, and the convergence between Opera and Fashion, two worlds similarly bright and inclusive?  Could this discussion lead us to new explorations, even in the field of opera direction?


Concept-Curation: Isma Toulatou, in the context of the Greek National Opera’s «Opera and Fashion» series

Directed- Choreographed by Konstantinos Rigos

Special guest: Achilleas Charitos


Exhibition duration: Wednesday May 25th 2016 – Sunday June 5th 2016


Free admission

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