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"The Return of Iphigenia" Performs in NYC

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The Return of Iphigenia by Yiannis Ritsos will perform in New York City on Friday, November 7th at 6:00 p.m.

The below is a press release concerning the event.

The pianist, dancer and actress Tatou Dede and the director and actor Ionas Manolis are joining again their artistic forces in one of the most important modern Greek texts: the Return of Iphigeneia by Yannis Ritsos. They highlight the sensitivity and sharpness of the poetry of Ritsos in a performance that marries poetry, dance and music in a modern approach with sensitivity, humor and acidity. A penetration in multiple aspects of female entity and a search on social and political dimension of existence.

The return of Iphigenia written in 1972 belongs to the "Fourth Dimension" an evocative work of poet, including poems multiverse in the form of theatrical monologue and have drawn their inspiration from Greek mythology, written from 1956 to 1975.

At a critical time for Greece, Ritsos is more contemporary than ever. Using feedstock ancient Greek tragedy speaks to modern Greece and its people carrying the weight on the essential existential anxieties about truth, about home, about their struggles and their importance. Issues that emerge in an extremely pressing social environment, political, economic and moral crisis, like Greece of today. At a time of anguish and oblivion , Ritsos's work emphasizes the unity of the Greek tragedy, and through the centuries, with the help of an explosive modern language.

Manolis Ionas has also worked in the past with the work of the great poet and he has represented Greece with the performances (Orestes, The Return of Iphigenia, Chrysothemis) in large outdoor festivals.

Identity of the Show:

Interpretation and piano by Tatou Dede
Direction and scenery by Manolis Ionas
Lighting design by Eliza Alexandropoulou
Graphics by Christina Sifianou

2014 United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, celebrates its 5th anniversary season and its dynamic expansion in scope and popularity. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City.

TICKETS, with a price of $19.25 (including a $1.25 theatre restoration charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200.

at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY10036