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TIGHTROPE WALKERS

STATHIS MARKOPOULOS (AYUSAYA) - ONASSIS STEGI ​| December 10, 2018 - May 31, 2019
 

CONTRIBUTORS 

 

Concept – Stage Direction – Set & Puppets design & manufacture

Stathis Markopoulos / Ayusaya Puppet Theatre

 

Dramaturgy

Vicky Georgiadou 

Movement

Antonis Koutroumbis / Plefsis Dance Company

 

Original Music 

Giorgos Kastanos

Production Coordinator / Line production

Aggelika Stavropoulou

Executive Production

Delta Pi 

INFO 

 

When:           

Monday & Tuesday, December 10-11, 2018 through May 31, 2019 

Where:

In & Outside the Onassis Stegi 

More info:

https://sgt.gr

Info & Bookings:

education@sgt.gr

DESCRIPTION

Jumping-in-the-air-and-gravity-defying puppets come to meet you and tell you their big secret: “Nothing ties you to the ground; dance, you shan’t fall!” 

A modern, lyrical puppet theatre for all ages, with live music and a revolutionary mood; it’s this year’s original ‘away offsite performance produced by the Onassis Stegi for high-school students, teachers and other special audience groups, such as inmates, senior citizens, the chronically ill, people in rehabilitation centres, people with disabilities and everybody who is unable to access the arts easily, or is in remote areas.

We are all tightrope walkers, hence worthy of attaining freedom; this is what Jean Genet seems to be telling us in his famous lyrical manifesto “Le Funambule” (“The Tightrope Walker”, 1955), which has inspired this performance by the Ayusaya Puppet Theatre.

Puppet players, musicians and dancers give life to hand-made puppets. Drawing inspiration from Genet’s instructions to the tightrope walker Abdallah Bentaga, to whom he dedicated his allegorical essay, our troupe invites us to discover the craftsman-artist inside us all and respond to the challenges he sets us in the art of living.

The performance is presented in hospitals, nursing homes, institutes, reformational institutions/prisons, rehabilitation centers, schools and educational institutions in Greece.

Performed by: 

Maria Fountouli, Giorgos Kastanos, Vassilki Maltsaki
Stathis Markopoulos, Anneta Stefanopoulou
 

The performance is based on the translation by Christoforos Liontakis of Jean Genet’s “Le Funambule – Le Condamné à mort” (“The Tightrope Walker – The Man Sentenced to Death”), Ekdoseis Eikostou Protou (21st c. Editions), Athens, 2016

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