Friday 12 & Saturday 13 May 2017
Εntry from the main Entrance of the Pafos Archeological Park
Lysistrata is a unique project for Pafos2017, featuring 16 stunning female performers from 4 different countries and 3 different continents. The all female cast re-invents the idea and form of Classical Greek comedy. The text discovers a specific relevance to our world today from a female perspective. At the same time it is not a feminist manifesto, but a celebration of joy and diversity, driven by dance, music and the spoken word. English is the common language, but it is the extraordinary vitality and beauty of the performers that is the true language of communication. São Paolo (Brazil), Lagos (Nigeria), Cyprus, Essen (Germany) are where our performers come from, and their cultural backgrounds are the colours of this world. Aristophanes was driven by the necessity to save his threatened world from destruction, this necessity is still alive today, and perhaps it is the healing power of a female energy that holds the key.
► Brazil (SP Escola de Teatro / SP Theatre School): Vitoria Carine, Clara Cury, Thais Rossi, Carol Rodrigues
► Cyprus: Oya Akin, Nayia Anastasiadou, Elena Kallinikou, Hayal Gezer
► Germany (Folkwang University of the Arts): Judith Duscha (trombone), Raissa Mehner ( electric guitar), Marina Opitz (Double bass), Johanna Schneider (voice)
► Nigeria (Crown Troupe of Africa): Jennifer Ijeoma Agabata, Eseosa Eguamwense, Gloria Akpevweoghene Oghenejakpo
‣ Director: Brian Michaels
‣Assistant director, choreographer: Katarzyna Gorczyca
‣Text version: Hanns-Dietrich Schmidt
‣Composer, musical direction: Axel Lindner
‣Production manager: Zoe Kakota
‣Set and costume designer: Marina Hadjilouca
‣Set and costume designer Assistant: Eleni Ioannou
‣ Masks and headpieces: Myrto Kosmopoulou
‣Set builder: Nicolas Gabriel
‣Light Designer: Karolina Spyrou
‣Sound Engineer: Christos Christodoulou
The performance is in English with texts in Greek and Turkish.
With the support and the cooperation of the Folkwang University of Germany.
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