From the creators of Fear Industry (Rialto 2015, listed “Best Theater Performances on Berlin Stages” Zitty Magazine/Berlinale Issue), the Theater Collective Srsly Yours returns to Cyprus with the Swedish-Cypriot-German Production Egoland.
Taking place in the age of the “I” and walking the tightrope of fiction, true story and “alternative fact”, the physical theatre performance entangles ist players in a volatile mix of celebrities, dogmas, nationalistic ideals and role models
«There are times of the I, and there are times of the We. Eras in which we are concerned with community, and eras in which the belief in the individual determines the spirit of the times» Today, promoted and reinforced by media and mainstream popular culture, we make room for the narcissist in its most extreme form.
– “Der Spiegel”
«Egoland.», under the direction of Achim Wieland, investigates our complex “Ego” and the subtle impersonal and global forces which leave us exposed and vulnerable to any new dogma, political movement, religion, populist sentiment or heroic figure. Where is the threshold in which we accept oppressive behavior, forfeit individual freedom for national interests, eventually excuse even the most atrocious acts of injustice and violence?
The devised performance questions our motivations and choices to live as critical πολίτες (citizens) or to remain lost particles in a silent mass, pulsing to the rhythms of powerful forces we cannot understand, partake in, or reply to.
Director / Dramaturgy: Achim Wieland, Co-Dramaturgy: Marios Ioannou, Performer / Collaborator: Martin Nick Alexandersson, Research / Advisor Dramaturgy: Rania Iakovou, Text: With the Performer, Dramaturgues and Collaborators, Assistant Director: Dimitris Chimonas, Advisor / Support: Isabel Evers, Environment / Light: Dimitris Chimonas, Achim Wieland, Costume: Martin Nick Alexandersson, Sound: Per-Linus Westbert / Timmie Strandberg , With excerpts from J.S. Bach, Bernard Hermann (among others), Hair / Styling: Marios Neofytou, Photos: Jessica Nilsson
Co-Producer: Center of Performing Arts MITOS
In Collaboration with: RIALTO Theatre
With the Support of: Dance House Lemesos TANZFABRIK Berlin,
KONSTKOLLEKTIVET, the Swedish Embassy, Ministry of Education and Culture Cyprus
28th and 29th of March (Performances at Rialto Theatre, Limassol)
31st of March (Roundtable, Old Vinegar Factory, Limassol)
3rd and 4th of April (Performances at Theatro Dentro, Nicosia)
Theatro DENTRO, 44 Enotitos Street, Palouriotissa
Mon, on the 3rd and 4th of April, 20:30
Performance duration: 75’
The Performance is in English.
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