Fragments joined tenderly
A big city. A hill. Two women.
A journey from the Personal to the Collective
For the second consecutive year, the theatrical performance Fragments joined tenderly returns to the hill of Lycabettus for only four showings. On a slope among the trees, two women tread a path that is spatial and symbolic at the same time, articulating questions and anxieties concerning ecology and society today.
“How do you explain your life to a city tree?”
A feeling of fragmentation within modern ways of life and a desire for contact with nature as a place of connection are the starting points for this journey. Initially, the fragmentary poetic discourse together with the bodies create small rituals of connection with the space, building a personal narrative. Then, a dialogue unfolds between the philosophical considerations of Olga Tokarchuk and a story of encounter with the Zapatista culture in Mexico, a directly democratic society characterized by ecological and social justice. From the poetic discourse to the political and philosophical, Language emerges as a means of searching for another way of seeing and building the world.
“The world is a fabric that we weave every day. The world is made of words.”
Fragments joined tenderly is a theatrical performance about reconnecting with nature in the city, the awareness of ecological destruction, and a search for sustainable examples of the relationship between society and nature. Combining fragments of poetry with political and philosophical discourses, as seen through the female gaze, the performance attempts to build a bridge of connection with nature and with a culture influenced by indigenous worldviews: it seeks in a shattered world a sense of wholeness and hope.
“In our dreams we have seen another world.”
Poetry-Texts: Sarakis, Chionis, Perdiki, Christodoulou, Anghelaki-Rooke, Veis, Porfyras, Calas, Paschalis, Tokarczuk, Lenkersdorf, subcomandante Marcos, comandanta Ramona, Nomidou, Delichatsios. Texts from the Zapatistas also come from the documentary “Ellas, las otras, las deveras”.
Co-creators – performers: Angela Delichatsios
Costume design: Loukia Hatzelou
Linguistics advisor: Alejandro Curiel Ramírez del Prado
Photos: Calliope Vagiannaki, Despoina Chatzipavlidou, Magdalini Krystallinou (MAG)
Trailer: Magdalini Krystallinou (MAG)
Poster design: Myrto Belopoulou
Production: Open Nature AMKE
Contact person: Stella Pekiaridi
Duration: 60 minutes
When: 5:00 PM, Sundays 18/9, 25/9, 2/10, 9/10
Information/reservations: 6937760028, email@example.com
(reservations required, limited seating)
Meeting point: at the canteen in the parking lot of Lykavittos (next to the theatre) at 5:00 PM. The group will leave the parking lot precisely at 5:10 PM. The location where the performance begins is a 10-minute walk from the parking lot. Please wear comfortable shoes.
At the location where the performance “Fragments joined tenderly” ends, the performance “RED Routes” begins.
Admission by donation.
Trailer of Fragments: https://youtu.be/gmXBo8tbfnc
Fragments on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Θραύσματα-ενώνονται-τρυφερά-106387981797931
Fragments on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thrausmata_performance/
The Horizon-lines team consists of Angela Delichatsios, actress, deviser-performer, director and Vasiliki Nomidou, actress, deviser-performer.
The group strives to make theater in a “political way”, which means for us that the collaboration of the members is based on “horizontal co-creation”, with the members taking responsibility for all stages of the artistic production. The group works with methodologies of devised theater, physical theater and site-specific performance.