Cosmogonia! Spettacolo e seminario di clown
02 Dec 15:00
Until 03 Dec, 14:00 23h

Cosmogonia! Spettacolo e seminario di clown

Sabato 2/12 alle 20:00

COSMOGONIA The origin of the world or how the hell it all happened.

Spettacolo di clown teatrale del gruppo di clown attivist* "DOAN" da Atene Spettacolo in Greco con sopratitoli in Italiano.


Sabato 2/12 15:00-18:00 e Domenica 3/12 11:00-14:00

The Clown Effect Non Verbal Acts - Physical Theater seminar by Wichi (regista dello spettacolo) il seminario sarà in inglese e la partecipazione ad offerta libera ma consapevole

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The Clown Effect Non Verbal Acts - Physical Theater seminar

The seminar is based on clown technique. The main goal is to explore the target-obstacle relationship, through actions that let the individuals experience failure and repetition. Through exercises of observation, imitation and exaggeration, they create their mask and costume - unique to each - and discover their personal clown. The clowns interact with each other and are challenged to overcome personal and group obstacles, through tryouts that strengthen the collective spirit and create a special - usually non verbal - communication. 1st day: Create and explore our unique personal clown. 2nd day: Overcoming obstacles.  

COSMOGONIA The origin of the world or how the hell it all happenedA physical theater performance, combining the elements of clowning and ritual, based on myths from all over the world about Genesis, Destruction and Recreation. The play includes the poems O., The bean, Cosmology part 3 of Wichi, an excerpt of the myth Yhi brings life to the world from Australian Aboriginals, an excerpt from Hesiod’s Theogony, as well as fragments from The Street Smarts by Nikos Tsiforos, The Memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz and The Builders by Giorgos Cheimonas.

Director’s Note: To create this act we had to exist at all costs. So forgive us for any extravagance. Direction - Dramaturgy - Text Composition - Movement: Wichi Dramaturgy Consultant - Coaching: Marisha Triantafyllidou Conception of scenery - Costumes: Wichi, Konstantinos Chaldaios and the creative team (Dimitris-Apollon Apladas, Ioanna Zerva, Alexandros Michalis Mpokolas, Themis Pantelidis) Scenography Execution: Konstantinos Chaldaios Lighting Design: Ioanna Zerva Music dramaturgy and original musical composition: Wichi and the Muses (Babis Athanasopoulos, Konstantinos Kontogeorgopoulos, Dimitra Onoufriadou, Vasilis Tsalikis, Elisavet-Danae Tsiopli, Ilia Giakoumaki, Danae Pazirgiannidi) with the voices of the theatrical group Director’s Assistant: Katerina Kaoustou On stage: Yiannis Baritakis, Olympia Boulogeorgou, Stamatis Fakorellis, Nikos Frantzeskos, Anya Lebedenko, Themistoklis Malesagos, Dimitra Onoufriadou, Themis Pantelidis, Ilena Toskou, Danae Tsiopli, Thomas Vasileiadis, Wichi, Ioanna Zerva  

Dramaturg’s Note

Humans. In order to understand their own existence they make up myths and stories. But don’t be fooled. Every myth is real and every story a fiction. In every story, hover the eternal queries: “what is god?”, “what is human?”, “how the hell did it all happen?”. Is god an external eye that watches, guides, punishes and rewards? Or is it a transcendent element within everyone, appearing in their deepest, in their brightest moments. Human’s impulses, values and darkness, strengths and weaknesses. Humans placed in a strange world must somehow live. They don't know how. Through this quest they sometimes reach a transcendence that lasts only for a moment and then it is lost in the Universe. And yet Humans go on. For the taste of freedom, for one more moment. This world is a world of creatures. Clowns. And the narrative is double. On the one hand the course of Theogony: Chaos, Gaia, Titans, Gods, Titanomachy. On the other hand each one with their personal Cosmogony. Everything pre-exists and everything starts with a Genesis. The actor-poet invites the Muses to play the ancient song, to tell the story of the World. And so the narrative’s thread is unraveled by the clown-Muses with their “enchanting” song. With this song they attract on stage the earthen clowns that give a mask to the actor-poet with colors and dust, and then to a part of the audience that carried away by what is occurring they descend on the stage creating a Chorus. Now all together they reach trance through a Genesis ritual and soon the first Death comes. And then the Recreation. Every clown-human-god emerges from the whole, reaches briefly their supreme moment and then the moment fades away and the clown-human-god becomes again one with the Chorus. And Humans live, as they can, they fail, they fall, they rise again and continue. Together. These creatures that move between wisdom and foolishness, unite humor with ritual, creating a peculiar language, a little strange, a little excessive, from the need to communicate and in the end, being somehow altered, they sit between the audience to start again from the beginning and maybe this time more humans will be lured to join.