Death, the great equaliser. Think Japanese Butoh, meets circus, meets the Tiger Lillies, and we still haven’t quite managed to capture Martin Zimmermann’s take on the Mediaeval allegory, Danse Macabre. A ragtag group of three, living among trash and debris, and Death - Zimmermann himself - engage in frenetic movement on stage, dragging us into the messy and disgusting terrain of Life. Sounds impossible, but props, juggling acts, and a rotating room can make Death seem like an entertaining topic.
Act fast because Zimmermann is a Pireos 260 audience favourite - especially since his 2021’s Ein, Zwei, Drei. And while you’re at it, check yet another ingenious dance performance that dwells in the dark, Mal - Embriaguez divina.
You can see our picks of this year's Athens Epidaurus Festival here. For the full programme head over to the festival's official website.