CUT PROJECT

Supported by:

ecflogo

 

In Collaboration with:
Entropia, Athens, Greece

Production:
Entropia, Athens, Greece

Concept, Dramaturgy & Direction:
Marilli Mastrantoni

Set & Costume Design:
Dimitra Liakoura

Music & Sound Design:
Mike Koloska (aka Sera)

Choreography:
Despina Hatzipavlidou

Video Art:
Yannis Georgiadis

Light Design & Camera:
Michalis Bouris

Directors Assistance:
Elena Griva

Technology Consultant:
Evangelos Haviaris

Sound Engineering:
Alexis Ghikas

Production Coordination:
Christina Lekkaki

Performance:
Marianna Varviani [Greece]
Dionysis Kladis [Greece]
Eirini Andreou [Cyprus]
Eleni Moleski [Cyprus]
Francesca Ciardi [Berlin]
Andres Galeano [Berlin]
Cavana Hazelton [Berlin]
Nikolaus Schneider [Berlin]
Brina Stinehelfer [Berlin]

Participation on video-installations:
Mohammed Awwad [Palestine]
Fuad Hindiyyeh [Palestine]
Riham Isaac [Palestine]
Νicola Zreineh [Palestine]
Hala Jaber [Palestine]


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Berlin Residency & Performance: November 2009, Kunsthaus Tacheles
Athens Residency & Final Presentation: May 2010, Theater Entropia

Brina Stinehelfer and Nikolaus Schneider / Per Aspera Productions collaborated with Athens based theater company Theatre Entopia on the project, CUT. The project was developed through residencies in still “cut” territories, such as Berlin, Kosovo, Nicosia, Belfast, Palestine.  which resulted in a final multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary web installation and performance art event.

The innovative “CUT Project” is an international production, on the occasion of the 20 years of Berlin’s Wall fall and the end of the Cold War. ENTROPIA’s Ensemble will try to explore the impact in our lives (microcosm) of the tremendous changes on politics and society (macrocosm).

Through research of various materials, documents, testimonies and personal accounts, improvisations inspired by photos, images, reportages and texts, we’ll attempt to test and grope our own identities in Europe’s new geography, as well as to question the remaining “walls” and “separating lines”.

The project was developed through research and residencies in still “cut” territories (Kosovo, Cyprus, Palestine), as well as Berlin – Germany (a symbolic and important reference), climaxing in presentation-events, and concluding in the final multilingual, interdisciplinary, multimedia performance “DE-FENCES”.

The show (in its first form in-between web installation and performance), was performed live in Athens, while parallel real-time projected at venues in Berlin, Nicosia, Kosovo via live-streaming on the Internet, where the audience will have the possibility to visually “interact” with the spectacle they’re watching via interfaces that New Technologies offer us. Their responses will appear on a separate screen on the performance’s stage in Athens, thus “contributing” to the spectacle. The event could also be projected via Internet on giant screens at selected spaces in other cities for their public.

Project’s Plan: A team of artists of Theatre ENTROPIA, (Director – Dramaturge, Assistant Director, Visual Artist, Choreographer), the GUESTS, will visit both sides of the divided territory and reside there for a period of 8 days. There, they’ll be joined by a group of local artists (Visual Artists, Performers, Musicians), proposed by the HOST organization in the area, and have an intensive workshop with them. The two teams will work collaboratively, collecting material, interviewing people, exploring sounds, impressions, stories and memories, that will lead to site-specific interventions and a public event, as a part of a work-in-progress, open to an invited audience the evening of the 8th day, and followed by a discussion / evaluation.

Work process and presentations will all be filmed and documented, in order to be used as reference material for the next 3 phases of the work:
• A visit and 10-day residency in Athens of the artistic teams involved in the project for the final preparations.
• The premiere of the final performance “DE-FENCES”. At this phase, the publication of a bilingual (English & Greek) catalogue concerning the project
and its development will be also completed.
• After a further elaboration, the performance “DE-FENCES” will be transformed into a multimedia production, enriched by the materials and experiences gathered during the previous phases of work, with the intention to tour internationally in various Theatres and Festivals.