…the dwarf elephant of Tilos.
Isolated for a long time in a confined space, the elephants of Tilos were forced to shrink in order to survive.
The group was founded in 2013. Its first project was the Zyranna Zateli’s novel “The last year’s fiancée”. This play was presented for the period 2013/14, as well as 2014/15 at the “Neos Kosmos” theatre.
In 2014/15 the group collaborated with the “Art Theatre Karolos Koun” and put up a play at “Ypogeio” theatre, which was inspired by the “Alexandria Quartet” of Lawrence Durrell “Alexandria- I wonder, do truth and falsehood really exist?”
During 2015/16, the group presented a theatrical adaptation of Vangelis Raptopoulos’ novel “Lula” at the “Neos Kosmos” theatre.
In “Summer project” festival, of Bizoux de Kant group, the performance “How will my savior be?” was born, based on the short story by Jorge Luis Borges “Asterios’ house.” (June 2016)
During 2016/17, the group presented, in co-production with Neos Kosmos Theatre, a theatrical adaptation of “Persona” of Ingmar Bergman.
The group’s theatrical plays have also been performed in Thessaloniki (Theatrical Meetings), in Ioannina (B ‘Theatrical Spring), in Rethymno (Antivaro Festival), and in Patras and Nafplion.
The group’s theatrical play “Alexandria” was nominated for a Dramaturgy Award in Critics’ Awards of Theatre & Dance, Karolos Koun 2016.
Elephas tiliensis is founded by Dimitris Agartzidis & Despina Anastasoglou.
He was born in Thesprotia. He studied in the University of Athens – law department, and in the Drama school”Contemporary school of Athens”. He studied the voice near to baritone Spyros Sakkas. He founded Elephas tiliensis theatre group. He directed all the Elephas tiliensis performances. As an actor he worked in the National theatre of Greece, and in other groups and organisations next to important greek directors. He played in Dimitris Athanitis’ movie “Three days of happiness”, in tv series and in John Akomfrah’s film installation «The Airport» in the Lisson gallery. He teaches drama and voice.
She studied greek literature in the University of Athens and drama in the Contemporary school of Athens”. She founded Elephas tiliensis theatre group. She directed all the Elephas tiliensis performances. She also studied “drama in education” in the Porta theatre workshops. As an actor she worked in the National theatre of Greece, and in other groups and organisations. She participated in John Akomfrah’s film installation «The Airport» in the Lisson gallery.
She teaches drama to teenager groups. She also teaches greek literature.