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Groups & Performances at the 5th meeting of new Greek Puppeteers

Day & Τime

Name of the artist / theatre company

Title

AudienceAges
 & language

Time

Techniques

Summary

03/10

Municipal Theatre

16:00

Foteini Kontoudaki

“Mr Kiriakos at Karaiskaki square”

All

15’

Desktop puppets- direct manipulation

The everyday life of mr Kiriako at the bench of Karaiskaki square. The midday nap, the meeting with his little friend. Τhis time though, a melodic tune awakens many memories. Good memories, bad memories, good thoughts, revenge thoughts. What is Mr Kiriakos doing? What will he do eventually?

16:45

Kostantis Mizaras

“500Kg”

All

15’

Desktop puppet, direct manipulation

A wooden puppet, made like of old Masisi (namely Dimitri Tofalos) animated the bench...to discover the doll’s and puppeteers’ strengths and weaknesses. When the puppeteer is done another tool for the sake of dolls and performance.

17:15

Fotis Athinaios

“Salto mortale”

Greek 10+

25’

Desktop marionette

A creature of the circus, the clown, represents his nature in 3 scenes.
Scene 1st: He manage to rope walk and subverts the laws of gravity balancing upside down.
Scene 2nd: The 2 faces of the clown, the happy and the sad, come up against each other and the unbalance his world.
Scene 3rd: The clown after being decapitated by a guillotine, gets up and holding his head, bows to the public.

17:45

Evgenia Tsichlia

"Tabula rosa”

All

30’

Marionette

It is an atmospheric show with puppets without words: There is a man and he suddenly shrinks and so everything in his room grow and acquire new dimensions. What is he trying to write with his typewriter and why every single time he wakes up even smaller? A small little hero with a big secret hidden in his texts and heart.

18:30

Alexandros Seitaridis

«SystemCrisis»

Adults 10+

25’

Objects, videos, Black Theater

The importance of communication within our need for visualization of emotions.. Emoticons that operate as humans and humans that behave in a mechanical way. The relationship between the sender and the receiver. What happens if the system collapses? When the mean of communication they know so far is not working anymore? The peoples’ need for communication will eventually bring them closer, isn’t that right?

21:00

“Gypsy Moth”

Selana

Adults

20’

Desktop puppets and shadow theater

The Witch, a lunar and dark girl, plays with the seasons, can play with the nature’s balance. Then she puts a spell on one puppeteer, trying to transform her in a deer- but the spell ostracize and the witch finally becomes a mature person. She finally understands that a good witch’s purpose is to seek for her freedom, is the catalysis of her magic.

21:30

Fevronia Reizidou

"Mr Ntrin"

Adults

25’

Desktop puppets

Mr Ntrin lives in a box. A clock, a time-bully keeps him awake.
There are lots of materials for structures around him without any prospect and finally…the materials that until then founded his existence, become walls that imprison him. There is only one solution: to escape from the measurable time and  fight for his freedom dynamically.  Will he succeed? Would he take control of his life? Will he manage to restore his relationship with time?

22:00

“PETIT”

«Next Stop»

Adults
Greek

50’

mime, glove-puppet, video, marionette

The show “Next Stop” is a performance that speaks about key points of human existence from the beginning until the end. In this wagon we all are  passengers, we all get older, love, hurt and we are being hurt. When we leave the wagon, our ghosts remain there. And the route is unexpected... Which will be the next stop, who will be the passengers at the next station?

04/10

Municipal Theatre

13:00

“ΑRTZI -BOURTZI”

“We left, we escaped”

10+

60’

finger puppet, marota , glove puppet

Two witches with different temperament, make their filters in the same marmite without knowing it… The result? A mistake spell escapes… two elephants become really small and they hang out with two ants, the spell really affects them…And they end up taking part in the story of our protagonists…

16:00

“Kouklopaizei, kouklopaizei”

“Itinerant Actors”

Greek
5+

40’

Puppet & marionette

“ Where are our dreams going to? Where do they disappear and who will help us find them again? Maybe some Itenerant Actors who make our imagination travel to the magical world of the circus and joy...” 

17:00

VasilikiKousteri

“Parouk, the haunted pumpkin”

Kazoo

40’

Puppet, Marota puppet, marionette

This is the story of a pumpkin, named Parouk, who lives in a haunted castle and he scares everyone until he is attacked from Eros (cupid). After this battle, he fells in love with a bat. Will he be able to win her love?

18:00

“O trelos tou vasilia”
(the King’s crazy man)

“Kat”

All

30’

Objects’ animation

A musician in love and an itinerant barber who accompanies him and helps him defeat the monster “Mallia Kouvaria” (meaning Messed up hair) and win back his beloved one. Unexpected crazy things happen in during the journey of our “Romeo”. They will meet a  scissors-dancer, a basket-snakes, a goat-towel and other unique creatures. A show with live music and “live” objects!

18:30

“Karabola” (pile up)

A dragon in my socks

Greek
3+

30’

Desktop puppets, marionette, marota.

One morning Leandros wakes up and finds in front of him a small dragon. He tries to tell his mum about the dragon but she isn’t able to see him. The result? The dragon grows bigger and bigger just because she can’t see him. Until one day the dragon becomes bigger than the house, he takes it in his back and flies away… When dad comes back from work, he finds out that the house flew away!

19:00

Erato Sioropoulou

«Pet»

7+

25’

Marionette

One man, between garbage, he is looking for something really interesting. The wind brings in front of him an ethereal existence. In his effort to keep her close to him, he imprisons her. This existence desperately tries to approach him with different transformations. She transforms into a dog, a monkey, a child and in the end she transforms to himself. Thus, they are trapped in the same prison.

19:30

“Dodo Bird Theater” Christos Brito

“O”

10+

15’

Bunraku /marionette

Oscar travels with a really valuable item in his suitcase. The fear of losing the suitcase raises even more fear. He has to overcome this in order to be saved.

20:00

Gianakolpoulou Eleni

“00:00”

13+

20’

desktop puppet

“In a castle somewhere in the North, it’s midnight now.
Igor, an ordinary neighborhood, the “person next door”, wakes up, cleans his house, rests, but in the same time... he is waiting something to happen.
And it finally happens...”

05/10

Municipal Theatre

09¨30

«3 laloun” (3 who sing)

«Imthecat ….and I’m the moon! »

10+
Greek

30’

Shadow theater, Bunraku,mask, dance

3 short stories with live music around three moons and their mystery.

10¨30

SECTOR of  PEDAGOGY
Private institute of education AKMI

«Berets and the balloons»

3+
Greek

30’

Glove puppet

Once upon a time, in a remote forest lived the heroes of our story. Some days pass with laughter and songs and some other with nagging. Mimis the Hedgedog, one of the forest’s animals was sad because the other animals were not playing with him. They told him that he is always pinching them. The only thing he could dream of was to  inflate his balloons and travel around the world. But  the ballons also exploded because of his hedges. Until, things changed…

11:15

Deuteraiou Kiki & Nikiforou Evagellia

«In white»

7+

30’

Physical theater  Masks and objects

Guided by fetal masks, the audience will observe moments of two people’s life, a man and a woman, from their everyday meetings,  snapshots that reflect the change of their mood and also the change of roles between the different sexes and their effort to contact the one with the other.

12:00

Eleni Vogiatzidou

“Playground”

All

15’

Puppet-direct manipulation

Playground means stadium, park,  place for playing. It’s children’s paradise where their games and voices enliven the neighborhood. Usually, a playground has swings, slides, horizontal bars but even in an empy alley without any playground toys, many things can happen. And indeed, that day, instead of his friends, unforeseeable surprises await him!

12:30

Mpampis Kostidakis

«It’s difficultbutIgotit

All

15’

Puppet-direct manipulation

Hard training is essential for a confident and good athlete. The failure may make him “soft”, until someone reminds him who he should be. Then he will... “take off”.

13:00

Puppet theatre workshop named
“Agiousagia”

«Newspaper-Eros»

All

50’

Puppets made from newspaper- direct manipulation

Modular performance about love (eros) in a world of newspapers.

18:00

Roumpini Mentzelopoulou & Maria Davilla

“Paper dreams”

All

18’

Physical theater with object manipulation

When time stops and dreams becomes reality,
when thoughts get confused and the magic appears,
then the paper world unfolds...

18:20

Lina Papakosma

“The Woman of Sand “

All

13’

Physical theater with manipulating objects

A shadow, sunk in the sand, collects pieces of a world of memory and desire. The body follows the flow of the sand, the time is an constand  effort to come to the surface.
"Eventually, the world is something like sand ... the sand if you think about it in a station form, you cannot grasp the essence of it... It’s not that the sand flows, in fact,  the flow itself is the sand ..."
Knot Abe - The Woman of Sand

18:35

Olga  Gerogiannaki

“Das ist...”

All

23’

Physical theater with object manipulation

This is… A world tied with ropes ...a storyline inside other stories ...
Creatures that appear and disappear...images of “another” life.
Is it or is it not?

19:00

Natassa Zafeiropoulou

“Prince- less”

All

13’

Physical theater with object manipulation

But life is waiting, isn’t it?
People sit in their rooms
sit in their homes
they sit there waiting
among their things
among safety that things provide to them
they sit and wait
at their homes under the sky
sit there and wait
in their rooms
at their homes
among their things
they live waiting
and then they are not waiting
and then only the things remain.           
Jon Fosse “And we will never get appart”

19:15

Maria Davilla

“Moments of matter “

All

18’

Physical theater with object manipulation

And really! A journey, a goodbye, a flatter, made of the same material, have a life of their own, a life that has nothing to do with the disorder or the calmness of the surface. After that... a moment of silence...and then, we can hear the whisper with a virgin ear.

19:35

Despina Argiropoulou, Afroditi Kosma &  Alexandra Moraiti

“Unfortunately happinesses”

Adults

27’

Physical theater with manipulating objects

Wreck had occured prior to some terms. Stop. Giant waves covered everywehere living organisms. Stop. Lull powered in the saeside miles away from hallowed places. Three unfortunate castaways are saved. Stop. Fortunately? Stop. 

A luxury cruise ship sinks to the ocean. With it and people who travel to this.
On a desert island, shipwrecked three rich women…
Three figures comic-tragic with grotesque elements, which are unable to survive. They indicate the man who is atrophy, paralyzed, nearly dead, the man who when is not active , is not reactive and driven to extinction.

20:15

Katerina Sopidi

«Courses of good behavior-teaser”

15+

20’

Glove puppet, marionette

A mini comedy. A project based on the relationship between men and women who open their doors to the public in one of the most comical rehearsals.
There will be releaved one by one all the elements that will revive the regular expression and it will be done under the instructions of our director, a small puppet who yet has a great personality. The aim is to invite the audience in this situation, in order to make them and their good thought supporters of this dream.

20:45

Georgia Mavroudi

“ReflectionsofOne”  

Adults

20’

Marionette

The hero searches for his true self. While wondering in the outside world, he only  meets cloudy avatars. So, he decides to start a journey to his inner world in order to find his centre and finally meet his authentic self. 

21:15
Hall of the Theatre

Sasa Koutsoudaki

"All of me"

Adults

15’

Desktop puppet, direct manipulation

A blind relationship and the lover. She replaces his absent with alcohol and a picture of his. Under the sound of jazz music we explore how much one can give to an erotic passion with his/her heart-conqueror/ heart-thief that has chosen for being his/her mate.
…take my tips…take my arms….take all of me.
In the end, catharsis can come, but he/she will never be the same person.

06/10

Municipal Theatre

09:00

Puppet Theatre
Epi stagonas”

«The Conceited»

Greek
4+

45’

One metre Marota

Once upon a time in a beautiful kingdom, a lord and his lady give birth to a little boy with a huge nose. Trying to protect the child from learning the truth, they wear big fake noses and impose the same to humans in their environment. Thus, the kid grows up happily but in a lie. One day, a young man and his sister, Graceful (Charitomeni) come from the outside world. The young man has a small potted nose that brings laughter to Conceited. On the contrary, he fells in love with Graceful despite that a veil covers her face. Her voice is beautiful and he is in love. But when she and her brother disappear, Conceited fells into melancholy and goes away to find his beloved one.  In the way, people laugh at his nose. But he is indifferent. He believes that his nose is unique…

10:00

Experimental Stage Theatre of Kalamata

«Odysseus adventures»

All
Greek

45’

Wooden marionettes with a grip

The adventurous journey of Odysseus from Troy to his homeland Ithaki. The passing from the island of the Lotus Eaters, the island of the Cyclops, the witch Circe and the nymph Calypso, the island of the Sirens and the strait of Scylla and Charybdis. Odysseus  dreaming his son Telemachus and his wife Penelope weaving  and  singing to him.

06/10

EIRINI SQUARE

10:45

“Bufos Puppet Theatre”

«Jovan»

All

25’

Μuppets from foam with wooden sticks

Jovan, a talented musician who continues the tradition of Rebetiko music and culture, sings his favorite songs and shares with you the joys and his passion.
His expressiveness and his special humor, along with the wonderful atmosphere of Rebetico music, will tranfer you to another nostalgic era.

11:15

«Alantalumpa»

«All Together»

3 to 6

25’

Glove-puppet

The forest animals want to organize a race despite that they are different and they run at different speeds. Then, two naughty little witches are jealous because the animals will enjoy themselves so they secretly try to discourage them by whispering discouraging words to their ears...

11:45

Maria Tsonoglou

“the 13th labor of Hercules”

All

25’

Giant puppet

The “13th labor of Hercules” is an interactive event, which has the capacity and flexibility to adapt to the space provided. Hercules is a trimeter puppet which is worn and he can walk. He makes his appearance accompanied by 2-3 musicians. He makes a patinada nearby inviting people to join him.

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