Nothing is taken for granted in this performance and nothing rests tranquilly on normal expectations. It is truly exceptionally rare for theatre to forget itself, to dismiss willingly all “theatricality”, to join other forms of art and to open dialogue with its audience and present time.
When exiting the old “Tannery” you have lived a total experience, an ideological adventure, an adventure of the thought and the emotion and also one of an extreme challenging aesthetic. Aixmi.gr, 23/11/2011-Orestis Andreadakis
“Let’s make a change. Let’s replace our politicians with poets”, she suggests.“There is no other way out. People from all fields resist “. A good example is the 25 people involved at “META”. Ioanna Kleftogianni, Eleutherotypia newsparer
The atmosphere of the space as well as the political events that are shaking Greece and the European Union deeply impregnate the piece. Standing behind the mic, Elektra Tsakalia disseminates meta-words: metamorphosis, metabolism, meta-language, metaphysics, Metallica!
In the midst of concrete columns, with water dripping incessantly from the ceiling, dimly lit; in the midst of reflections in concentric circles; their feet in the dark water that we imagine as cold as ice; three women are dancing accompanied by the voice of a fourth woman, standing by the musicians.
For a moment the whole world seems to have disappeared. The sound softens up, escalates towards higher notes and drifts towards a lyrical melody.
It is hard to describe everything that penetrates the space. There is some humor, some poetry, some anger, some cynicism and some irony. There are some beautiful visual compositions. There are complete yet subtle performers, whose physical and intellectual engagement with the project is obvious at all times, as Valia Papachristou’s outstanding performance shows. There is a sound score that achieves the double challenge of being simultaneously the skeleton and the skin of META. There are tight bodies with the stamina necessary for a 2 hours’ long performance. 9/11/2011
«META, une performance du désastre». par Marie Juliette Verga