Nomad is a physical theatre performance centered in the experiences of Ayşe, an immigrant woman in Europe. Through movement, comedy and tragedy we explore the experience through the point of Ayşe and the two institutional monsters, Eric the policeman and immigration officer and the Paper Creature, an absurd embodiment of bureaucracy.
Nomad is about immigration and the experience of a woman immigrant. It is a piece based on a real story.
The play tells the story of a Turkish woman “ Ayşe” who moved to a new country in Europe with excitement and hope, but finding herself in a pit of obstacles. In this new world, where the rules are different and the environment and language are foreign, our heroine, who struggles with bureaucratic barriers, goes on an endless paper collecting adventure. As she collects paper, she is asked to give more of herself and her life each time.
This performance is dedicated to migrants, who have lived the experience of paperwork, clerks and survival in a foreign country. The period of waiting administrative limbo -which can last years- is the bureaucratic encounter which may cause a lot of oppression and limitations in immigrant life.
Created and Performed by Gözde Atalay
Directed by Carolina Ortega
photos: E.Vanikioti |Underskin
NO WAY OUT
Stuck between highly taxed tampons and badly lit mirrors, three characters are trapped in a patriarchal purgatory. Locked in a toilet, three characters examine the female stereotype established in classic and modern literature and media and offer a different perspective to the stories we know.
An act of dramaturgical punk; fusing dark comedy, the ridiculous and the tragic. A mix of clown, story-telling and political rant, inviting you to laugh in the face of, ridicule, challenge and reconsider what it is to be a woman today.
Focusing on the representation of women – not just in literature but also on TV, stage, media and fashion – No Way Out questions the overall creation of the female image and narrative and seeks to debunk it.
The international ensemble bring their own languages, experiences, literary traditions, national symbols and current events, to reinterpret these texts and characters; inspired by Don Quixote, House of Bernarda Alba, Joan of Arc, Jane Eyre, Shahmaran, Disney princesses, and pop queens.
NO WAY OUT is a Flight of the Escales production, funded by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts and Norfolk County Council.
A Flight of the Escales production
Concept and Direction: Carolina Ortega
Co-Director: Sarah Calver
Created with and Performed by: Clemence Caillouel, Gözde Atalay, Patricia Rodriguez
Video Artist: Hugo Reis, Costume Design: Eva Nalbach
A QUIET VOICE
Artists from all over the world interact to create a multicultural performance. Modern practice meets traditional dance to produce an innovative, personal and unique record of experiences.
The performance “A Quiet Voice” represents the ideal meeting place for people of different nationalities who live and work in Greece. Exploring their disparate and individual kinesthetic and musical cultures brought together in a unique ceremony of goodwill, the work casts doubt on the boundaries between ‘ourself’ and ‘the other’. A yoking together of civilizations is attempted, a proposed new global identity of parallel lives and common experience.
Conceived | Directed by: Ermira Goro
Composer : Nikos Kypourgos
Produced by: Athens & Epidaurus Festival (2014) and tôt tard theatre co.
Kuku is a woman who lives alone.She wants to communicate, to play, to feel love, but she only has objects to do so.
She is living mostlyinside, feeling that her house is her cave;
She only goes outside to buy what she needs. Living in an imaginary world, in a constant fight with an imaginary enemy, she fells that anytime there will be an attack. Using objects to fight back, she hasn’t realized yet that she is actually fighting on her own and therefore not able to win.