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
European history as a kaleidoscopic chamber circus.
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.
creditsText: 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
Workshop with Yannis Leontaris
After-performance talk with Yannis Leontaris
30 Mar 2013
Masterclass led by Joël Pommerat
27 Mar 2013
Joël Pommerat meets Yannis Leontaris
Related to the OCC's tribute to Joël Pommerat
28 - 31 Mar 2013
15 – 18 – 28 €
Concs 10 - 12 - 15 €
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Kanigunda Theatre Company