Collaborations

LA VIE EN BRONZE

“LA VIE EN BRONZE” is an allegory about the madness of war.

Isidor and Loosy, a couple in their 50’s, are two war refugees. Since 25 years, they wander around from country to country, from war to war, carrying their home in their backs and pass their days disputing over the name of turtle and snail.
The unreasonable, inutile, monstrous “business of war” depicted through two grotesque characters plunged in madness – an enlightened madness however, that unmasks the world that surrounds them. Beyond the simple logic of true or false, we discover a world devastated by the “natural instinct” of humans to make war.

An absurd comedy inspired by “Délire à deux”of Ionesco.

text: Christina Kyriazidi
voices: Sandra Michaut, Nicolas Donner & Christina Kyriazidi
sound design: Sonia Dimitrow
masks: Pierre Filliez

actors: Nicolas Donner & Christina Kyriazidi
Presentations: Koyote (Berlin, March 2016), FTF#6 – Festival du Theatre Francophone (Berlin, May 2016)

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ELEFANTINHO

In dreams, freedom flies with more wings.

Freely adapted from the tale “O Elephant” of the Brazilian author Bartolomeu Campos de Quieros, Elefantinho is a theatre performance suitable both for adults and children. Through a playful and poetic balance of scenic languages such as shadow theatre, dance and movement research, singing, live music and storytelling both in English and Italian language, Elefantiho deals with the themes of self-confidence and the overcoming of the obstacles, that often are the result of our own fears.

Fears like those of Margherita, a young girl who doent sleep at night, after losing her friend Elefantinho, a small elephant whom she met one night in a dream and suddenly he decided to reach his size, forcing even Margherita to downsize her dream, not large enough to hold a real elephant.

The story is narrated by two clumsy pirates, Adam and Midi, also creatures of Margheritas dream, who shall help her to accept her fears and through a series of adventures, they will finally succeed to make her believe in dreams again and recognise their necessity in the understanding of reality.

Concept, dramaturgy, performance: Daniela Marcozzi, Christina Kyriazidi
Illustrations: Malgorzata Zmyslowska
Music: Luigi De Cicco

Presentations: 48-Stunden Neukolln Festival (Berlin, June 2016), “Palla al centro” Youth Festival (Perugia, June 2016)
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FOREST UNDER THE SEA | FLORESTA DEBAIXO DO MAR – marinaio teatro (2015)

Ella, a young wannabe writer, meets the famous novelist Manu Singer, author of a single book of success, “Forest under the sea”. Trying to resolve her past that involve the author, his book and the suicide of her father, Ella reveals gradually her real intentions. The play pays homage, through a game of projection, magic realism and the aesthetics of film noir, to the French actor Patrick Dewaere.

Text: Christina Kyriazidi
Translation: Marius Chatziprokopiou
Dramaturgy: Aldri Anunciação, Christina Kyriazidi, Juliana Molla, Leonel Henckes, Paula Lice
Direction: Paula Lice
Assistent Director: Juliana Molla
Cast: Leonel Henckes, Christina Kyriazidi
Scenography: Erick Saboya
Light Design: Márcio Nonato
Costumes: Alexandre Guimarães
Soundtrack: Ronei Jorge, Andrea Martins
Graphics: Lia Cunha
Photography: João Meirelles
Video: Nina La Croix
Production: Giro Produções Culturais

Presentation: Espaço Cultural da Barroquinha (Salvador de BA / Brasil, October 2015); TOUR Brazil (Juazeiro, Valença, Guanambi, March-May 2016); Award: FUNARTE, Ministério da Cultural do Brasil

More info: www.forestunderthesea.com
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The Stranger & other ordinary tales
marinaio teatro (2014)

A puzzle of three ordinary tales that take place next to us every day: a stranger confronted with xenophobia and suffering from nostalgia, an abandoned lover unable to reconcile his fantasies with reality, a woman in front of a train, hesitating to take a small decision that may, however, change her life.
The three characters are waiting for the same train, yet they never get to know each other. The performance uses the frame of the train station in order to unfold thepersonal universe of the protagonists. Their stories swing between realism and surrealism, and depict their memories, fantasies, fears and longings.
The performance is a physical theatre composition using the element of a chorus, principles of grotesque and live accordion music.

Dramaturgy: Christina Kyriazidi / Direction: Christina Kyriazidi, Leonel Henckes
Ensemble: Stranger: Leonel Henckes / Lover: Lars Brunken / Girl with accordion: Christina Kyriazidi / Chorus: Alejandro Niklison, Ambra Elefante, Igor Studart, Ismael Martinez, Lara Meroni, Yekaterina Bezdetnaya
Presentations: Hoftheater Kreuzberg, ACUD Theater (Berlin, February 2014)
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MEMORIES OF A PASSANGER – marinaio teatro (2012)
A mother wishes for her son to become a great musician.
An old man returns to the house where he was born after 40 years in exile.
A girl plants a tree the day the Belgrade bombing ends.
A woman doesn’t prevent her lover from crossing illegally the Berlin wall.
Small pieces of different stories interweaved together and narrated through the poetic view of an unusual observer.

The performance uses the language of physical theatre and music and moves inside the universe of the “oniric theatre”. The creation was based on poetry produced in historical moments of the last century and the dramaturgy progresses through physical images and sounds/melodies of a violoncello which is placed in the center of action.

Creation: *marinaio teatro*
Actors: Christina Kyriazidi, Ian Belinchon
Music: Ian Belinchon
Presentation: TheaterSpiel Raum (Berlin, May 2012)
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Das lied des seemanns– marinaio teatro (2011)
a children’s game, an innocent lie, a short travel
the lighted darkness of an old memory
transfer
transition
transformation
however I smell my suitcase life
I shall never escape
My Ithaki within

The performance works as a live image that moves as the turning of the pages of a photo album or the tale of a beloved exile.

Creation: *marinaio teatro*
Direction: Christina Kyriazidi
Actors: Melanie Doyon, Christina Kyriazidi
Presentation: KNOTS theatre festival (Berlin, 2011)
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Impossible Love (2010)

Collective creation: Oliver Marshall, Hilary Williams, Christina Kyriazidi, Deirdre Roycroft, Noelia Ruiz
Art Residency: GENERATION of the BrandNewProject

Presentations: Bealtaine Festival (Dublin, May 2010)
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POLIS: the invisible part of my city (2009)
The word POLIS in the ancient greek language was used to describe the autonomous city that becomes a country.
POLIS the invisible part of my city is a physical performance that deals with the life in a city. The life that surrounds us, yet is stays invisible.

Dramaturgy and direction: Christina Kyriazidi
Video creations: Marcio Carvalho
Music: Valentin Butt
Presentations: 100 grad festival, Sophiensaele (Berlin, February 2009)
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NOW/HERE (2009)

Direction: Oliver Pollak
Actors: Lia Dimou, Christina Kyriazidi, Vanessa Perez, Maik Reif, Katja Tannert, Stavros Yagulis
Presentations: 100 grad festival, Haus 1 (Berlin, February 2009)
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The Marriage of Medea (2008)
A performance of Odin Teatret and Gambuh Ensemble

Dramaturgy and Direction: Eugenio Barba
Presentations: Transit Festival in Holstebro (Denmark, June 2008)
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Ur-Hamlet (2006-2009)
A performance by Eugenio Barba based on Vita Amlethi by Saxo Grammaticus (1200 A.D.)

Direction: Eugenio Barba
Presentations: Ravenna Festival (Italy, July 2006), Helsinor Sommer Festival (Denmark, August 2006), Grotowski Institute Festival (Poland, June 2009)
more info: here
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Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Athens 2004
participation as dancer- physical performer