“6 months upper world – six months underworld” A small-scale performance based on Myth of Persephone
“6 months upper world – six months underworld”
A small-scale performance based on Myth of Persephone
Concept / Direction: Hara Argyroudi, Anastasia Papaioannou
Participants: Areti Polymenidi (narration), Dimitris Kapetanios (narration-music)
Café, MOMus-Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (MOMus-MFTH), Warehouse A, Thessaloniki Port Area
Sunday, May 12, 11:30-12:00 & 12:30-13:00
Limited number of seats-Entry on priority
The performance is aimed at adults and children over 8 years of age
In the performance which is based on the Myth of Persephone, the real world intertwined with the fantastic one. The journey of life, the path to adulthood, the quest for knowledge and love, form the main axes for the presentation of the earthly world and the underworld, as well as, the process of transition. The performance combines elements of puppet-theater and shadow-theater, while dolls and scenic elements “fit” into a suitcase that at the same time, functions as a stage. The element of surprise and submission of a magical atmosphere is intensified by the illusory trick used, while the various mechanisms and operators are obvious. A key concern of the performance is not only the directness of communication with the public but also the puppet-operator, puppet-performer relationships.
Hara Argyroudi was born and lives in Thessaloniki. She graduated from the School of Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and she owns a Master Degree (MFA) in Scenography and Costume Design at the same Faculty. Also, she is currently having her second Master Degree (MA) at the Department of Educational and Social Policy of the University of Macedonia. She works as a set and costume designer with the artistic group panokato7. She collaborated with theatrical organizations and other cultural institutions, and she organized theatrical educational workshops for children and adults.
Dimitris Kapetanios was born in Thessaloniki (1995). He graduated from Music School of Thessaloniki with basic instrument the saxophone. At this moment he is a graduate student at Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has completed a 3 year acting training course at University and now he is in degree level in music with basic instrument the guitar. As actor and musician, he has participated in many theatrical performances in Greece and abroad. He collaborated with the National Theater of Northern Greece and the group Ars Moriendi. He also participated in 4 European Festivals in Niš, in Stuttgart, in Venice and in Dresden.
Anastasia Papaioannou is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts (School of Drama – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) specialized in Scenography and Costume Design. She continued her studies in the School of Drama and had her Master Degree (MFA). She has worked in theatre learning programs on children of all ages. She is a founding member of panokato7, an artistic group.
Areti Polymenidi graduated from the Theatre and Drama Department – Faculty of Fine Arts (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and completed a Master degree at the Law School (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). She has participated in seminars of acting, vocal and dance, in theatrical plays and films.
Program curators: Yannis Bolis-Domna Gounari, art curators MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts