(Somewhere) Beyond the Cherry Trees

Prodromos Tsinikoris

As part of the festival Stadt.Raum.Fluss. Contemporary Perspectives on the City, Greek with German and English surtitles

In the play “The Cherry Orchard”, Anton Chekhov portrays the Ranevsky family, which misses the connection to a new era. Because they are drowning in debt, the entrepreneur Lopachin suggests cutting down the magnificent cherry orchard for holiday homes. Almost a hundred years later, Greek director Prodromos Tsinikoris tells how this story could continue today. In the intersection of literary characters and documentary material, he describes a capitalism that has new blossoms: In the age of Airbnb, the commercialisation of personal property fuels urban change. Tsinikoris tells a new story that raises the question of social justice.

Prodromos Tsinikoris works as a director, dramaturge and performer in Athens. Born in Wuppertal in 1981 as the son of Greek immigrants, he moved to Thessaloniki in 1999 where he completed his theatre studies. Together with director Anestis Azas, he has written and staged numerous documentary theatre performances. For the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2015, Prodromos Tsinikoris staged the audio walk IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET about homeless people in the centre of Athens and was part of the project X APARTMENTS (concept: Matthias Lilienthal), which was performed in flats of Athens citizens. As a dramaturge, he worked with Lola Arias, Yorgos Valais from the blitz theatre group and Paul Preciado, among others.

+ Audience discussion afterwards on 10.11.

We will make a new orchard, more beautiful than this one, you will see …

Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.

Concept – Direction Prodromos Tsinikoris

Text Ioanna Valsamidou – Prodromos Tsinikoris, in dialogue with the team

Participants Director – Korina Vasileiadou

Dramaturgy – Martin Valdés-Stauber, Ioanna Valsamidou

Set and costume design – Eleni Stroulia

Lighting design – Eliza Alexandropoulou

Musical design – Sound design – Panagiotis Manouilidis

Video – Dimitris Zachos

Videokinematography Michalis Gkatzogias

Stage and costume design – collaborator Zaira Falirea

artwork – publicity material Michalis Valasoglou

Stage design Yannis Nitsos – Art Wood Creations

Costume construction Dimitrios Paradi

Construction of the mannequins Konstantina Efthimiadou

Cast Maria Panourgia, Kalliopi Simou, Prodromos Tsinikoris, Giorgos Wallis, Stella Vogiatzaki, Giorgos Vourdamis

Leading actor in the video Kostis Tsakomidis

Executive producer Kostis Panagiotopoulos

Assistant to the executive producer Olivia Kotsifa

Co-production Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne

Production Athens Epidaurus Festival Co-production Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne. Research for the performance was supported by Onassis AiR, the international residency program of the Onassis Foundation.

Funded as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

 

 

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(Somewhere) Beyond the Cherry Trees

Prodromos Tsinikoris

As part of the festival Stadt.Raum.Fluss. Contemporary Perspectives on the City, Greek with German and English surtitles
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(Somewhere) Beyond the Cherry Trees

Prodromos Tsinikoris

As part of the festival Stadt.Raum.Fluss. Contemporary Perspectives on the City, Greek with German and English surtitles
20:00
Großer Saal
Theater
17/8 €
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