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2nd Mikro Ancient Drama Festival

Centre of Performing Arts MITOS, in an effort to create a theater platform in Cyprus, presents for the second year the mikro ancient drama festival in Old Vinegar Factory in Lemesos. It is a performance festival with experimental character on the ancient dramaturgy, with parallel activities as: workshop, symposium and exchange of work.
MITOS aim, is to offer to the audience performances by new artists, from Cyprus and abroad, which through their works they elect new theatrical directions, ideological approaches, experimentations with media, new theatrical tools - with reference point the texts and forms from the inexhaustible ancient dramaturgy.
Mikro ancient drama festival started on Sunday 27th of March, day of Theatre and finished on the 3rd of April with the Final Symposium. This year's subject is “Feminine Figure in the Ancient Drama”, so all actions are related with this subject. The festival hosted new artists and teams from Cyprus, Greece and Poland, where they have developed interesting approaches on ancient dramaturgy.
Furthermore, for a stronger interaction with the audience and also for educational purposes, the festival organized a practical theatrical workshop in Dance House Lemesos. “Monologue workshop”, open for professionals of Theatre, students and friends of Performing Arts. The workshop will be led by the exceptional actor from Poland, Elzbieta Rojek. Also, during the festival the results of exchange work between the two monologues “Silenced” and “MONOLOG” was presented.
The festival was completed with the Final Symposium - including projections, greetings, proposal by Konstantinos Melides on the subject “Feminization and masculinity: male interpretation of feminine characters in the ancient Greek tragedy”- short presentations of the participatants for their work and the audience will have the opportunity to discuss with the artists about their work and artistic process.

Program
Sunday - 27 March
20: 00 “MONOLOG”, Elzbieta Rojek, duration 25' (PL)
Break 15'
20: 40 “Silenced”, Theater group MITOS/ Elena Agathokleous, duration 25' (CY)

Second - 28 March
20: 00 “MONOLOG”, Elzbieta Rojek, duration 25' (PL)
Break 15'
20: 40 “Silenced”, Theater group MITOS/ Elena Agathokleous, duration 25' (CY)

Third - 29 March
20 :00 OPEN IMPROVISATION, “MONOLOG” and “Silenced””, duration 30'
Break 15'
20: 45 “Body Oracle”, Maria Moraitopoulou]/ Ilektra Goniadou, duration 45' (GR)

Fourth - 30 March
20: 00 “Body Oracle”, Maria Moraitopoulou/ Ilektra Goniadou, duration 45' (GR)
Break 15'
21: 00 “because this is and my house ”, Marios Ioannou and Emanuele Balzani, duration 50' (CY)

Fifth - 31 March
20: 00 “Sylwia: Medea”, Sztuka Nowa, duration 60' (PL)
Break 15'
21: 15 “Body Oracle”, Maria Moraitopoylou/ Ilektra Goniadou, duration 45' (GR)

Friday - 1 April
20: 00 “Sylwia: Medea”, Sztuka Nowa, duration 60' (PL)
Break 15'
21: 15 “because this is and my house”, Marios Ioannou and Emanuele Balzani, duration 50' (CY)

Saturday - 2 April
20: 00 “Sylwia: Medea”, Sztuka Nowa, duration 60' (PL)
Break 15'
21: 15 “because this is and my house ”, Marios Ioannou and Emanuele Balzani, duration 50' (CY)

Sunday of - 3 April
10:30 - 14:30 FINAL SYMPOSIUM
- Projection with the results of “Monologue workshop”
- Short greetings
- Proposal from Konstantinos Melides on the subject “Feminization and masculinity: male interpretation of feminine characters in the ancient Greek tragedy”
- Short presentations of artists that participated in the festival for thoughtful their representation
- Dialog with the public
"MONOLOG" / Elzbieta Rojek . 25’

director - Daniel Bird
costume - Magdalena Tesławska
acting -  Elzbieta Rojek

MONOLOG is an ‘electro-acoustic mimo-drama’ based on the monologue
from Euripides’ Medea. As her children sleep inside Jason’s house, their toys scattered on
the floor outside, Medea paces back and forth, knife in hand, struggling with her conscience: to kill or not to kill?

« In MONOLOG I wanted to explore just one thing: inner conflict. I have
focused on just Medea’s monologue. I wanted to know where her words
came from. So I turned Medea ‘inside out’. I have attempted to show
those dark thoughts forming. The result is not so much a story but an
escalating mood »
Daniel Bird

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‘’ SILENCED ’’ / theater group MITOS . 25’

Concept/interpretation – Elena Agathokleous
Training - Elzbjeta Rojek
Costume – Paraskeui Gelaraki
Photography – Menelaos Papagiorgis
Texts - Medea Euripides, Medea Material Heiner Muller, Psalms of David, Nikos
Karouzos.

Why are you so upset, my soul?
and why you abuse me so much;
Put in the jail my voice
and keep my mouth closed

«BODY ORACLE» / Maria Moraitopoulou/ Ilektra Goniadou. 45'
“because this is and my house ”/ Marios Ioannou and Emanuele Balzani. 50'
‘’SYLWIA:MEDEA’’ / Sztuka Nowa . 60'

The performance „Sylwia:Medea” brings new interpretation of Medea myth one of the most important myth in Mediterranean world. Performance explore the strange closeness of Medea story and biography of Sylvia Plath, American poet and writer. Similarities are surprisingly numerous.
For Plath her live was constant inspiration for her writings – poems, novels and journals. She was married to an English famous poet Ted Hughes. They had two children – Frieda and Nicolas. In the age of 31Sylvia committed suicide. According to some interpretor it was caused by depression which came after Hughes left to another women. Her last collection of poems titled “Ariel” is considered to be the best of her works. After her death Hughes become her testament executor and owner of the copyright for her writings. Two volumes of Plath's journals never has been published – one was destroyed the another one lost.
“Sylwia:Medea” is an interdisciplinary production which join poetic text, dance, video projection and electro-music. It refers to tradition of physical training for the actor and to the forms of modern dance, contact improvisation. It offers a number of suggestive images and metaphors which aim is to reach the secret of betrayal, love and death.

Direction and choreography - Dawid Żakowski, Scenario - Ewa Oleszczuk (based on Sylvii Plath writings), Music - Paweł Uszyński, Visual Project - Matemito Braun
Cast: Dominika Jarosz – Sylvia/Medea, Karolina Dziełak – Assia/Glauke, Joanna Sieradzan –

Aurelia/Glauke, Tilip Wencki – Ted/Jazon
FINAL SYMPOSIUM/ 3rd of April
Proposal by Konstantinos Melides, Candidate Doctor of Classic Literature University Paris - Sorbonne, on the subject Feminization and masculinity: male interpretation of feminine characters in the ancient Greek tragedy
Short presentations of artists that participated in the festival for thoughtful their représentation. Dialog with the public.
Theatre Workshop /31st March of – 2nd April

The Centre of Performing Arts MITOS, in the frames of A LITTLE FESTIVAL II, organizes in the parallel actions the “Monologue workshop” with the exceptional actor/ trainer from Poland Elzbieta Rojek. Rojek is acquaintance in the public of Cyprus from the performance “IF” – theater group MITOS/neTTheatre – the “Polish” Klytaimnistra - and existed basic collaborator for the performance “Silenced” by theater group MITOS.

In “Monologue workshop” the voice will be faced as a personal song. Elzbieta Rojek through different techniques will help participants to discover rhythms and prosodies of ancient Greek text. How the music is transmitted and is expressed through physical impulses, how the music can provoke or be synchronized with the movement.

                Office Address:

Center of Performing Arts MITOS

Astiggos 1, 3016 Lemesos, Cyprus

Old Vinegar Factory Address:

Genethliou Mitella 34,

3036 Lemesos, Cyprus

      Telephone:

(+357) 99 985232

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