For all you lovers of the ancient world, this is your special night. For all the uninitiated, now’s your chance. Sign up from 20h.
Lilïod is a portmanteau word, a chimera between the Iliad and the Odyssey, Lilith the rebel and Odalisque the lover, the iodine of the open sea and the village idiot.
Nothing new under the sun, because it’s at night that the inventing gets done. Ever since they learnt to stand, humans have been pissing into the stars and singing to their mother around the fire; and what brings them together, beyond formats and labels, are stories: chanting, dancing, baying, whispering, singing stories, torn out of nowhere and spread out over the flames to keep the shadows at bay.
So, what are you waiting for? Lilïod isn’t here to reinvent the wheels of artifice or to to be the best thing since split hairs. Slam, spoken word, sprechsgesang, destructured chanson française, musico-trans-mystico-eclectic poems, experimental progressive rock cabaret, underground ethnico-lyric-realistic variety, neo-gothic expressionist epic theatre… Choose your camp, comrade, and choose it well!
So there you are: if you like stories about beautiful witches, long voyages and wild rides, mutinous sailors and wild women, welcome on board, my hearties! Otherwise – we wish you a long, happy, peaceful journey. But if you should spy the skull-and-crossbones flying over our motley crew, be warned: we take no prisoners!