HERE NOT HERE
Euripides Laskaridis // Osmosis
produced by // Onassis Stegi, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris & OSMOSIS
Here Not Here was filmed during warmup rehearsals for the stage work ELENIT, one year after its Athens premiér at Onassis Stegi. The second lockdown prevented the restart of the work’s international tour commencing from Paris, where it was invited by Théâtre de la Ville with the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. Having to postpone the performances was a problem, while filming and sharing Here Not Here was a solution.
Here Not Here is a mini documentary on ELENIT, a twenty-minute dive into its world. In this short film Euripides Laskaridis and his team allow us to take a glimpse of their rehearsals, what takes place backstage and in the dressing rooms. This short film was made with the creative support of award-winning Greek documentarist Eva Stefani and her team. “What is your problem?” is a leitmotif often heard in the show and as many problems as we may have, this film works as an open window for us to escape our isolated reality.
ELENIT opened in ATHENS as COVID was coming.
Soon after, its world TOUR slowed to a STOP.
This is us, on STAGE and off, preparing for PARIS.
Then, another LOCKDOWN.
We are still HERE, suspended in honey, missing you (NOT HERE).
— Euripides Laskaridis