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Kanigunda theatre company

"Cercles/Fictions" by Joël Pommerat

03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 April 201321:00
Upper Stage
European history as a kaleidoscopic chamber circus.
18 € | Concs 10 €
A text about the tamed beast called the ‘European’. The winner of the coveted Molière Prize in 2010, the play shook French audiences when Peter Brook invited Pommerat to stage it at Paris’s Bouffes du Nord theatre. Everyday European tableaux from the Middle Ages to the present; starring simple folk and knights, servants and masters, lovers and family men, the vignettes all share a socio-political critique and metaphysical gaze, cutting humour and suspense.

Pommerat’s subject is the devaluation of Europe’s great cultural heritage: humanism. The Kanigunda company stage the work as a bizarre chamber circus and ask: how much humanism is left in this amoral Europe of capital markets? Auschwitz? The poverty and deprivation of our metropolises? Consumption? Piety? The rise and fall of the Euro? Eight actors enact over forty roles in an on-stage dream-fantasy played out to music by Ligeti.


Text: Joël Pommerat
Translation: Louiza Mitsakou
Direction - Musical oversight - Sound design: Yannis Leontaris
Sets & Costumes Design: Thaleia Istikopoulou
Lighting: Maria Gozadinou
"Viewpoints" Improvisations: Rebecca Tsiligaridou
Assistant director: Aimilia Valvi
Assistant to the Sets & Costumes designer: Maria Papaioannou
With (alphabetical order): Giannis Anastasakis, Anthi Eustratiadou, Efthimis Theou, Maria Maganari, Themis Panou,  Panayiotis Papaioannou, Rebecca Tsiligaridou, Yiorgos Frintzilas

The photo entitled ECFRASI TRISTE, 2012, used during the performance, is provided courtesy of the photographer Teresa Emanuele.

14 Apr 2013

12:00 Dance Room
14 €


Workshop with Yannis Leontaris

11 Apr 2013

Upper Stage


After-performance talk with Yannis Leontaris

30 Mar 2013

11:00 Dance Room
15 €


Masterclass led by Joël Pommerat

27 Mar 2013

Free entrance


Joël Pommerat meets Yannis Leontaris Related to the OCC's tribute to Joël Pommerat


28 - 31 Mar 2013

20:30 Main Stage
15 – 18 – 28 €
Concs 10 - 12 - 15 €


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26 Apr - 13 May 2011

21:00 Upper Stage
22 € | Concs 12 €


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