Dead end

What is a dead end and how do we understand its meaning? What a dead end is for me, may or may not be the same for me as it is for you.

Eight young people- plus one enigmatic figure- that don’t know each other are trapped inside the walls of an empty grey room. They have to fight with their own demons, in order to find the strength to overcome any obstacle, find the light and follow it to where they crave to go. Out of the dead end.

The performers of “Dead end” are just like every normal young person in this world. They deal everyday with emotions that we’re all definitely familiar with: loneliness, betrayal, violence, uncertainty about the future, inner conflict, lack of inspiration.  They’re all strangers, they live in their own world, they’re trapped between their wants and the needs that society imposes on them.

Pavlos Kourtidis gives youth the chance to raise their voice and through a dance theater performance convey messages: social, political and even personal. He tries to find different types of dead ends, analyze them with the only means he has, dance and speech, and helps the spectators towards their own catharsis.

The dead end is different for everyone. The performance creates feelings that have been forgotten, feelings that have been suppressed because of our mechanical society. It will move you and you will feel like you just woke up from a deep sleep.

Dead End was presented at PK Theater in a total of 56 performances.


Director – Choreographer: Pavlos Kourtidis
Music composition: Stavros Markonis
Lights: Apostolos Tsitsonis
Script: Michail Anthis
Sets & costumes: Anna Machairianaki

On stage: Eleftheria Komi, Thanos Pritsas, Zoe Sotiropoulou, Marcus Giakoumoglou, Xanthi Athanassopoulou, Nikos Koukakis, Nicholas Mitsitskas, Panagiotis Malakos