SILENCED (2010)

(Based on the character of Medea)

…"Come closer
and think of how much you love
Night and day you sweal
words expressing nothing."
                         Karouzos

Medea’s character is presented beyond the myth. She shows up after the crime and the performance is about the price of this action. At a moment of compulsory apology the memories are confused. All that is left is silence. Heiner Muller faces Medea, not as the killer of her children, but instead connects her with betrayal and revolution.
Abstracts were used from Euripides Medea, Heiner Muller’s Medea as Material, David’s Psalms and a selection from Nicos Karouzos’ poetry.
Duting the performance not a single word is heard, though it is a theatrical act.

Creative team
Idea/dramaturgy/performance: Elena Agathokleous
Music/observer/lighting: Lukas Walewski
Collaborator/training: Elzbjeta Rojek
Costume: Paraskevi Gelaraki
Light Technician: Menelaos Papagiorgis
Production assistant: Christina Petridou
Stage assistant: Marina Hadjitheologou

Performances and tour
- Old Vinegar Factory, Lemesos, June 2011.
- Performance for the Directors of European Dance House Network, hosted by the Dance House, The Old Vinegar Factory,  Lemesos, June 2011.
- BODY & SOLI dance conference organized by Dance Gate Cyprus and ITI. Presentation of audiovisual abstracts with theoretical

support of the project. Lefkosia, May 2011.
Open Improvisation with Elzbjeta Rojek and her performance MONOLOGUE, 2nd mikro festival of ancient drama, The Old Vinegar Factory, June 2011.
2nd Movement and Performing Arts Festival NO-BODY, Pallas Theatre, Lefkosia, November 2010.

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