Theatrical performance: “sHe” – Chania 23rd August

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The solo performance “sHe” is a physical open space theatrical performance on gender-violence in the world of patriarchy –  an independent project, which aims at raising awareness around the issue of gender-violence.
Shouting soundless, that life of all “sHe” has value.

22 August sHeWHEN: Friday 23rd August, 21:00
WHERE: Venetian Fountain,  Old Harbour, Chania (Eleftherios Venizelos Square)
Entrance: free
Duration: 45 minutes
Contact: 6973310991 – exalli2014@gmail.com

A living female exhibit stands among the crowd, a violently deformed wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, mother, aunt, grandmother. A woman who is a spouse, model, worker, careerist, bimbo, immigrant, peasant, alternative girl, big-city chick, teenager, tomboy, young Roma, transsexual.

The female body interpreted as a living exhibit, as a product of exploitation, as a product of abuse. An exhibit depicting women of different ages and social classes, all abused, all raped, all buried. Women who are the property of men.

An ever-flowing physical theatrical performance, intended to invite and challenge the viewer to approach, stand in front of and confront the reality that surrounds us. Face the fact that for all women, gender-violence is real, something that has been unconsciously imposed on us since our very first breath, something that hurts us daily physically and mentally, reminding us that in the world of patriarchy our lives have no value.

By the term patriarchy we mean: the system which historically organizes and reproduces the gendered power relations on a social, political and ideological level. The unequal and sovereign relations between the sexes, the prevalence of a male-dominated perception of women and of those who do not fit into it.
Is this the life we want?

Video trailer: https://vimeo.com/350457855?fbclid=IwAR2bu_9VLkzpqiiWl0FV9odlYJ3CslXhmCBJwZrfxFE6PLSSVFGom-Odzk8

Direction: Eleanna Apostolaki
Original text: Dimitris Verginis I Makeup – camouflage: Stella Drygiannaki I Costume Design: Eleanna Apostolaki, Ourania Skordalou I Photos / Video: Tonia Koinaki, Kostas Glavas/ Obscura Lab I Video sound: Gregory Eleftheriou I Program design: Eleni Zebra I Translation into English: Ourania Maria Aivatzidou

For the financial support of the project, stickers, t-shirts and handbags are available at Συνεταιρισμός Τζεπέτο – Geppetto Co-operative Τζεπέτο Τεχνοχώρος – Geppetto art lab

Vital Supporter of the Action: Cooperative Geppetto.

Source: H_Solo Performance
Photo credit: elculture.gr


About the theatre project:
Eleanna Apostelaki, born in Rethymnon,  studied physical theater in London (L.I.S.P.A – London International School of Performing Arts – Jack Lecoq System 2006) and also studied at the Studio Theatre of Changes (2001 Athens) and at the theater lab of Vassilis Diamantopoulos (1999 Athens).
Since 2017 Eleanna Apostolaki has been a member of the Geppetto Cooperative / Geppetto Art Lab, (fb: Geppetto art lab) a self-managed multi-space. Geppetto Cooperative is a structure that works with equal members, which co-shape its evolution, and is located in Rethymnon, Crete.

In 2012, Eleanna Apostolaki founded the Tsokara Theater company with Melissa Kotsaki & Andromachi Spanelli, a touring theater company for all ages. The base of this company is Athens.
Apart from working as an actor and performer E. Apostolaki is also teaching theatre to children and adults: in Athens (schools and municipalities) and in Crete (Geppetto Cooperative)

Η solo performance «Η»,
είναι μια σωματική θεατρική δράση ανοιχτού χώρου, για την έμφυλη βία στον κόσμο της πατριαρχίας.

Ένα ζωντανό γυναικείο έκθεμα στέκεται ανάμεσα στο πλήθος, μια βίαια παραμορφωμένη σύζυγος, κόρη, αδελφή, εγγονή, ανιψιά, ξαδέλφη, μητέρα, θεία, γιαγιά. Η γυναίκα σύζυγος, μοντέλο, εργάτρια, καριερίστα, bimbo, μετανάστρια, χωριάτισσα, εναλλακτική, πρωτευουσιάνα, έφηβη, αγοροκόριτσο, νεαρή Ρομά, τρανς.

Το γυναικείο σώμα ως ζωντανό έκθεμα, ως προϊόν εκμετάλλευσης, ως προϊόν κακοποίησης. Ένα έκθεμα που απεικονίζει γυναίκες διαφορετικών ηλικιών και κοινωνικών τάξεων, όλες κακοποιημένες, όλες βιασμένες, όλες θαμμένες. Οι γυναίκες κτήμα του άνδρα.

Μια σωματική θεατρική δράση σε ροή, που σκοπό έχει να προ(σ)καλέσει το θεατή να πλησιάσει, να σταθεί και να έρθει αντιμέτωπος με την πραγματικότητα που μας περιβάλλει. Την πραγματικότητα του ότι για όλες τις γυναίκες, η έμφυλη βια είναι εδώ, μας επιβάλλεται ασυνείδητα από την πρώτη μας ανάσα, μας πληγώνει καθημερινά σωματικά και ψυχικά, υπενθυμίζοντάς μας ότι στον κόσμο της πατριαρχίας οι ζωές μας δεν έχουν καμία αξία.

Με τον όρο πατριαρχία εννοούμε: το σύστημα εκείνο που ιστορικά οργανώνει και αναπαράγει σε κοινωνικό, πολιτικό, ιδεολογικό επίπεδο τις έμφυλες σχέσεις εξουσίας. Τις άνισες και κυριαρχικές δηλαδή σχέσεις μεταξύ των κοινωνικών φύλων, της επικράτησης μιας ανδροκρατικής αντίληψης εις βάρος των γυναικών και όσων δεν ταυτίζονται με αυτή.
Επικοινωνία: 6973310991 – exalli2014@gmail.com
Διάρκεια: 45 λεπτά


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