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Emily Loizou and Irene Skylakaki on ”Our Town” | 06 Apr. 2024

On Saturday, April 6, “Our Town” hosted Emily Loizou and Irene Skylakaki .

Emily Loizou, an award-winning director, with participation in many performances in Greece and abroad, talked to us about her most important productions both in London and Athens. The young director referedto “fabulous creatures”, the play now being staged in London about the mythological monsters of the Odyssey. Emily talked to us about the relationship between darkness and light that she often discusses, about the body and the voice, about poetry, literature, the philosophy she loves. Special references were made to the performances she stages with the Collide company, which combines original musical composition, movement, dance, speech and text.

Songwriter Irini Skylakaki refered to her many interesting compositions, the productions that became known and loved, her appearances at the En Lefko and Rockwave festivals and at the Athens Concert Hall. She talked about her recordings in London, about favorite music that inspires her (Cohen, Bowie, Joni Mitchell), about her great experience with Jay-Jay Johanson that led to a very interesting collaboration.

In an interesting conversation with Themis Rodamitis, the two extremely talented artists talked to us about their common collaboration, about London, which is the city of their creation, about the Attic light, friendships, travels, the artistic trends that stand out.

The show attempts to establish a distinct ‘radio society’. A town within a town, occupied by intriguing personalities, cultural spaces and organizations, musicians, and theatrical groups who altogether build new social trails through culture, art, music, and poetry. It might initially sound utopic, but at the end of the day, the show simply aims to slightly enrich our lives and our everyday routine by keeping us good company.