ZORBA is special for Eric

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

 

 

"When I was 18 years old, my mother whispered the name of Zorba in my ear, so that my eyes could open a window to the world. It took 30 years more before I finally listened and opened the door to the library of Nikos Kazantzakis, the author of this philosophical, philanthropic and universal master piece, ZORBA.

Zorba is about us. A mirror of our fragile existence and at the same time a compass and a guide to how we can accept and Live, with a capital L, this ephemeral life. Zorba is a bible.
In my adaptation, I have chosen to focus the four archetypical characters on one major theme – women. Through which I attempt to extract the essence of the other universal themes, life, death, religion, politics, traditions, man, woman, age…that Kazantzakis needed to express... To sublime
Most importantly, this is a story, an entertaining story, where music, dance, comedy and tragedy takes us on a voyage.
A voyage to the historical island of Crete.
A voyage to the immense universe of Kazantzakis
A voyage to our inner selves"