A Dream on the wave (2011)

"A Dream on the Wave" by Alexandros Papadiamantis

Director - performance
Thanassis Sarantos

Set design – costumes
Eva Manidaki

Music - sound design
Lambros Pigounis

Film projections
Thanassis Sarantos

Kalliopi Simou (Moschoula)
Michalis Theophanous (Young shepherd)

Lights design
Sakis Birbilis

Kalliopi Simou

Assistant director
Markos Tsoumas

Set assistant
Elina Loukou

Image processing
Arctic pictures

Gabriel Tzafkas
Nikos Chaldoutas
Vassilis Mentogiannis

Antonis Gasparinatos

Maria Papathanasiou, flute

In this, the centenary of Alexandros Papadiamantis’ death, Thanassis Sarantos tackles A Dream on the wave, one of the writer’s most important works and the first short story in modern Greek literature to describe a nude.

The story of the young shepherd’s encounter with Moschoula speaks of the carefree spirit of youth, of bucolic simplicity and happiness close to nature, but it also sheds light on a traumatic, unconsummated passion in a production which combines dramatized narrative with live music and the moving image to convey the unique atmosphere of Papadiamantis’ work.

With the support of Papadiamantis House Museum of Skiathos and Skiathos Municipality