2021 | SPACE, Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival (Home for Cooperation, Ledra Palace buffer zone, Cyprus) under the program of European Cultural Foundation
Rehearsing The Revolution starts with a workshop, a journey of imagining fictitious revolutions, shifts in how we relate to the other, to the past and to the future creating a playground for the imagination. SPACE brings a week of playful activities and immersive storytelling based on the ‘politics of the personal’. The narrative is generated through storytelling, spoken word, movement and theatre, all on the edge of fiction and reality. The participants will work in pairs, individually and together as a group and actively shape the 5-day creative process with their contributions culminating in a performance in the form of community based theatre. They will become co-authors and by engaging, re-imagining, sharing local experiences, stories and narratives of the Island; They create material for an interactive presentation, an imaginary proposal for a new European narrative.
Led by Petra Ardai (theatre maker, artistic director of SPACE) together with Jörgen Unom Gario (poet, spoken word artist), Tamara Vadas (dancer, choreographer), Nihal Soğancı (Anthropologist and member of the Buffer Fringe team), Maria Varnakkidou (Theatre Director and member of the Buffer Fringe team). Participating artists: Avgoustina Stylianou, Celia Hiu Ting Wong, Eleana Alexandrou, Emilia Demetriou, Ceren Emmioğlu, Thadd Correia.