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WSD2017|Don't forget to go home
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Emerging Designers


Ermina Apostolaki

Don't forget to go home

Selected Category: Performance Design

Category: Performance Design, Set Design, Costume Design

Design Statement

The play Don't forget to go home is based on the folk tale Dead Brother's Song, located though in Yugoslavia in 1992, just before the dissolution. A brother and a sister, Jovan and Militsa, are violently taken away from home. Militsa escapes with a bicycle to Greece and Jovan after a while migrates to Germany. But the Promised Land was not as they had imagined it. As the two siblings will meet again, they will have to confront with various questions. What is the definition of home? Is it a place or a person? What comes after our roots die? The main goal was to create a scenery, which could show the difference between domestic environments before and after immigration. Also their costumes had to imply their emotional and mental approach to their present situation, being an immigrant.


Ermina Apostolaki

Born in Athens, Greece, she has studied Business Administration in the University of Peiraus and Stage/Costume Design in Vakalo Art and Design College. She has finished her Masters in the Technical University of Berlin, Department of Stage Design and Spatial Composition. She has participated in various seminars, workshops and conferences (Akto Art College, Klangkunstbühne Summer Academy, SharedSpace: Weather, Music, Politics, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Bios, etc.) She works for theater and film productions. Her work has been presented in festivals in Greece and abroad (International Film Festival Athens, Month of Performance Berlin, Inzucht Festival Berlin, Cinequest Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival & ShortFest, DRAMA International Short Film Festival, etc.) She has collaborated with different theaters in Athens and in Berlin (Schaubühne, Dock11, Brotfabrik, Acker Stadt Palast, Neos Kosmos Theater, Experimental Stage-National Theater of Greece, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Pireaus Municipal Theater, etc.) She is also attending a Research Master program on interdisciplinary spatial design, conducted by the National Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture.

Email Address: erminapstlk@gmail.com

Theatre Company Kolektiva Balkana

The Premiere Date of Production 2014-11-07

The Premiere Space of Production Theater Verlaengertes Wohnzimmer

Author Dimitra Mitsaki

Director/ Choreographer Dimitra Mitsaki

Set Designer Ermina Apostolaki

Lighting Designer Sylvain Faye

Costume Designer Ermina Apostolaki

Sound Designer Penelope Gkika, Maria Koltsida

Other Creative Collaborator/s Panos Ydraios, Stavros Markoulidakis