Sunday
13.11.2022 - 20:30

Kripse… na perasoume 15’

Maria Charalambous, George Demopoulos

Concept/Directing: Maria Charalambous, George Demopoulos

Choreography: Maria Charalambous, George Demopoulos in collaboration with dancers Evi Vassiliou, Xenia Nikolaou, Stefani Pastella

Performers: Maria Charalambous, Evi Vassiliou, Xenia Nikolaou, Stefani Pastella, George Demopoulos

Mentor: Pavlos Kountouriotis

Lights/Sound operator: Panagiotis Manousis
 

Participation instructions for the audience:

 

Read the programme you were given.

Enter the theatre.

Sit comfortably in your seat.

Talk to the person next to you.

You can turn your head on the side and backwards during the performance.

Take note.

Listen.

Feel.

Tap.

Consider that silence may not be gold, but complicity.

Get off your seat, whether to see better, or because you were asked to.

If you are negatively affected by what you see, or if the topic leaves you indifferent and you want to leave the theatre during the performance, do not hesitate to do it.

If you feel uncomfortable, if you feel oppressed, but you don't want to or can't express yourself, then repeat the sugarplum... «Krypse na perasoume*» (“Hush, things will be just fine.”)

Maria Charalambous and George Demopoulos have been working together the past years and they presented, as co-creators, the work 20 plus ONE in July 2022. A play that captivated the audience, as for the first time in Cyprus, 20 plus ONE women took the stage unraveling, through movement and dance, true stories of gender-based violence. Women of all ages from 18 to 65 joined forces and claimed their lost dignity and pride, urging every woman who suffers from gender-based violence to seek help. 20 plus ONE women took the first step of freeing themselves openly in front of the audience, breaking the "chain of silence" to finally find salvation.

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The Awesome Performance 30’

bytheway productions & Ariana Marcoulides

Concept: Arianna Marcoulides 

Content creators/Performers: Arianna Marcoulides, Eleana Alexandrou 

Dramaturgy: Elena Agathokleous 

Sound design: Panos Bartzis 

Digital scenography: Maria Mitsi 

Set design: Eva Korae/Skinotechniki 

Lighting design: Alexander Jotovic 

Costumes: Arianna Marcoulides 

Understudies: Belinda Papavasiliou, Elena Gavriel 

Photo: Vasilis Doritis

Photo edit: Anastasis Anastasiou

 

I had this vision that I could create a performance so awe-inspiring, so life-changing that it would be the catalyst for positive change, both on an individual and on a global scale, to everyone who would experience it. Then I realized that this might be a little too ambitious of me and slightly pretentious. It got me thinking about awe though and the role it has in our lives. What is it there for? When do we experience it? Is it necessary? Is that what art is there for? Do we seek it out or does it just happen? How lasting is this life change? This is the journey I embark on with co-performer and collaborator Eleana Alexandrou. 

We float, we wonder and we stand in awe. 

 

Arianna Marcoulides is a dancer, performer and choreographer. After her dance studies at SEAD (2004) she graduated from the HfMDK in Frankfurt (2009) with a Master’s degree in Contemporary Dance Education. She started performing in Cyprus in 2006 and has retained a long-standing collaboration with PELMA Lia Haraki. Her most recent performative collaborations have been with Milena Ugren Koulas, Alexandra Waierstall, Elena Antoniou, Alexis Vasiliou, Andria Michaelidou. She was nominated for ‘Excellence in Performance’ award at STOCKHOLM FRINGE AWARDS 2021 in Andria Michaelidou's piece Isolation. She started choreographing in 2009 and, in 2013, she co-founded bytheway productions, a performance arts company, with Eleana Alexandrou and Eva Korae. Her latest piece was LOITERING (2019) which she developed under the ‘Culture’ programme of the Cultural Services, and was selected to participate in the first Cyprus Choreography Showcase (2020).

 

https://bythewayproductions.com/

Facebook: bytheway productions

Instagram: @bytheway_productions_cy

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Radical Kindness 20’

Julia Anna Brendle

Concept, choreography: Julia Anna Brendle

Performance: Pascal Caron, Rania Glimitsa, Selina Koch, Machi Dimitriadou Lindahl

Sound design: Andreas Rodosthenous

Lights: Alexander Jotovic

 

The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma and the memories inflicted by society and personal experience. The only truly useful memories are those that might initially seem to be the least reliable: memories stored in the body and not necessarily accessible by our conscious mind. In this piece we ask the body to remember, share and develop a memory of the present.

 

Julia Anna Brendle studied dance at the Palucca School Dresden/Germany and at Codarts in Rotterdam/Netherlands where she received her Bachelor's degree. She also graduated with a MA in Dance Studies from Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. She has been working as a performer and co-creator with numerous choreographers and companies mainly in the Netherlands, Germany and Cyprus such as Felix Ruckert/Berlin, Telos Tanzcompany/Stuttgart, Theater Thikwa/Berlin, De Meekers/Rotterdam, Omada Pende/Cyprus, Asomates Dynames/Cyprus, Milena Ugren Koulas/Cyprus, en drasi/Evie Demetriou/Cyprus, Fotis Nikolaou/Cyprus and many more. Since 2006 she has been a member of Z.em tanzprojekte in Stuttgart/Germany. Since 2012 she creates her own works, which have been invited to several European festivals such as the Contemporary Dance Festival of Vilnius/Lithuania, the Zarowania festival in Warsaw/Poland. Her latest works Inference and Sepia Nights were presented in Cyprus Choreography Platform in 2020 and 2021. In 2017 she was the artist-in-residence of Dance House Lemesos where she was part of the B-motion festival/Italy. Julia is also working as a movement coach and choreographer for theatre, having been nominated for the Cyprus Theater Awards in 2015.

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Golden 25’

Petros Konnaris

Artistic direction/Performance: Petros Konnaris

Text and Dramaturgy: Evagoras Vanezis

Sound design: Panos Bartzis

Movement Advisor: Arianna Marcoulides

Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden desire Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden precious Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden heart mouth Golden Golden fawn Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden GoldenGolden Golden Golden Golden Nijinsky Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden stage Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden breath Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden breath Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden Golden breath 

 

It is golden that you are here

Be gentle with our hands

Petros Konnaris (Nicosia, 1988) works between the fields of live art, participatory art, and conceptual dance. His artistic practice manifests in the form of durational happenings, 1-1 (one with one) performances, public interventions, performance scores, and process-based artefacts. Konnaris’ research focuses on the embodiment of care, the materiality of words, the audience as a witness, and feminist and queer discourse. His work has been part of festivals, exhibitions and research programmes in Cyprus, Finland, Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Spain, Singapore, and Thailand. Konnaris is the artistic director of Dance House Lefkosia and the vice-president of Nea Kinisi Cyprus.

 

The performance contains nudity.

 

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