Boris Nikitin / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Boris Nikitin

Hamlet

Hommage to Shakespeare


16-18 DEC 2016
19:00
 
Upper Stage
90 minutes
"Hamlet" is a poetic revolt: raw, confronting, iridiscent, antisocial. A subversive and riveting performance from the young and unconventional Boris Nikitin.
Full price: 20 €
Reduced, Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 16 €
Large groups (10+ people): 14 €
People with disabilities* & Unemployed: 5 €
Companions: 10 €
The new work by the Swiss-french-ukrainian director Boris Nikitin that has moved strongly the audiences at the premiere in Switzerland two months ago, is presented at the OCC as part of the hommage to the great Elizabethan dramatist on the 400th anniversary of his death.

In a performance between queer and punk, the dazzling performer and electro musician Julian Meding is crossfading his own biography with the one of a contemporary Hamlet, protesting against reality. Nikitin’s and Meding's Hamlet is not retelling the story of Shakespeares play but it is using it as a frame to rethink identity, individuality, illness and reality. Τhey transform Shakespeare’s most popular work, in an electro-pop performance that plays games with our gaze, our imagination and our desire.

credits

Concept, Director, Text: Boris Nikitin
Performance, Text: Julian Meding
Songs: Uzrukki Schmidt
Video: Elvira Isenring
Production Management: Annett Hardegen
Author rights: schaefersphilippen, Colone
Translation: Lenia Zafiropoulou

A production by Boris Nikitin
The performance is co-commissioned by: Kaserne Basel, Gessnerallee Zürich, Theatre Vidy Lausanne, Ringlokschuppen Mülheim an der Ruhr

Supported by: Münchner Kammerspiele, HAU-Hebbel am Ufer Berlin


PARALLEL EVENT
Saturday 17 December
A discussion with the participants will follow after the performance By Heart
Co-ordinator: Savas Patsalidis, Τheater critic and Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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"With Nikitin’s Hamlet the discussion about reality and realness in contemporary theatre takes a new step" -Theater der Zeit

"It’s an evening that holds us because it makes us oscillate. Like very few others Boris Nikitin pushes contemporary theatre to a critical point" -Theater heute
PARALLEL EVENTS

14 Dec 2016

19:00 Main Stage
Free admission 

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Discussion on Shakespeare’s Sonnets Hommage on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

sponsoring / partnerships

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Hospitality sponsor

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RELEVANT EVENTS

16 - 18 Dec 2016

21:30 Upper Stage
Full price: 20 €
Reduced, Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 16 €
Large groups (10+ people): 14 €
People with disabilities* & Unemployed: 5 €
Companions: 10 €

THEATRE

Tiago Rodrigues By Heart