BRIDGES -Residency programme
Apr
1
to Nov 30

BRIDGES -Residency programme

Bridges is a residency programme for 6 artists (4 local and 2 overseas) at OPAP. City Theatre

The residency programme will focus on three themes:

-Performance and everydayness

-Performance and visual arts

-Performance and sciences.

Cognitive skills and methodologies in the field of art by skilled facilitators, mentors and dramaturges  as well as technical support, will be elements that will contribute to providing continuous support to the artists throughout the duration of their research.

The artists will be selected both by an open call as well as a by selection from a committee of members both from NiMAC and .pelma.

More information on the terms and duration of the residency will be announced soon.


In the framework of the collaboration between NiMAC [The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation] and the artistic structure .pelma. at the OPAP City Theatre

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THE BODIES WE WORE -15 years of pelma festival
Oct
20
to Oct 27

THE BODIES WE WORE -15 years of pelma festival

We are celebrating fifteen years of our work with a mini festival which will include workshops, performances, video screenings of past works as well as the premier of our new piece ‘Stratum Anatomies’ a collaboration of artist Lia Haraki and curator/multidisciplinary artist Andrea S.D’Alessandro.

Collaborating artists which include Petros Konnaris, Christina Patsali, Arianna Marcoulides, Marios Ioannou, Pavlos Vrionides, Eleana Alexandrou, Alexis Vassiliou, Alexander Michael, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Pandelis Diamantides and others, will be presenting in different forms past works like ‘The Shape of Necessity’, ‘GIRAFFE’, Humans Being, ‘Party Animals’, ‘The Active Spectator’,

In the framework of the collaboration between NiMAC [The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation] and the artistic structure .pelma. at the OPAP City Theatre

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SKIN or SKIN 2 SKIN
Apr
13
to Apr 14

SKIN or SKIN 2 SKIN

SKIN or SKIN 2 SKIN
by Lia Haraki

The piece SKIN comes for the first time to Nicosia after its success at the Athens and Epidaurus festival last summer in the frame of The Performance Shop.

The piece was originally for one participant and now there is also an opportunity to experience it with two participants at the same time.
The performance works through the stimulation of the senses, particularly of touch and hearing. The participant/s close/s their eyes and the performers treat their body as a gate of perception by giving her/uthem the chance to come in contact with a very sensitive and vulnerable side of themselves. The piece exists only in the imagination and understanding of the participant/s who are the main performer/s.

SKIN is therefore a journey of care in a safe environment for individuals to trust their existence to others

In the framework of the collaboration between NiMAC [The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation] and the artistic structure .pelma. at the OPAP City Theatre

Credits:
Concept / Creation: Lia Haraki
Curation for SKIN 2 SKIN: Andrea S. D’Alessandro
Performance: Lia Haraki, Andrea S. D’Alessandro, Maria Kasapi
Music selection: Panos Bartzis
Picture: Manos Garyfallou

A .pelma.lia haraki production

Duration: 40’

Number of participants: 1 or 2

Tickets: 30 euros (the price remains the same for either one or two participants)

Dates and times:
Saturday 13/04/19 10:00, 15:00
Sunday 14/04/19 12:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00,

Book a performance slot from the times available above
for either one or two participants
by writting an email to: pelma.performances@gmail.com
we will then send you more details about your participation

Information: 99164804 (daily 9:30-14:30)


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The Onion -Workshop for Performance makers
Mar
30
to Mar 31

The Onion -Workshop for Performance makers


"The Onion workshop was a magical, dense, open and safe space to explore one’s own ideas and art practice(s).’’
Petros Konnaris (workshop participant)

Creation usually implies the development of an idea in order to come to an end result, a process of constructing towards a presentation which can take different forms. In this 2 day workshop Lia Haraki will be giving participants another perspective to the creative process as a process of undoing rather than doing, removing the unnecessary so that the outcome can be revealed rather than developed.

'We will literally cry while peeling onions
so that we come closer to the essence of presence'

Lia Haraki

By using the onion as a metaphor participants will be guided to ‘peel off ‘ unnecessary layers that keep the art work hidden and locked.
The particular workshop will be a journey of mapping artistic desires and creative ideas, developing skills related to choice making and gaining an understanding of the essential as necessary.
The workshop will include physical and vocal practices and theories related to the creative process so that artists can reflect, share and dive into the essence of their work.
Written material and reading will be given to the participants as well as an opportunity for further private mentoring.
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‘’By the end of The Onion, I could feel the sparks!
I went in, not knowing what I will come across and left fulfilled and inspired!’’

Anthi Kettirou (workshop participant)

‘’In general, it helped me realize that it is all about the process and that it is ok to be confused!! That there are mechanisms that help each individual to find ''την άκρη του νήματος'' or at least to untangle some ideas. Furthermore, this workshop made me understand that I have to love and accept what I am, change what affects me and my work. Satisfy myself, say no, respect my own limits/boundaries and embrace the process. ‘’
Lenia Georgiou (participant)

’I am practicing performance making on a daily basis the last 15 years creating works for the stage and other spaces. The fact that there are no recipes for making ‘good’ work keeps me fascinated and curious. A big part of my research is sharing the information and methods of working that are developed from my work in the forms of workshops and mentoring of artists in their own work. This is because I know that exploration and discovery happen both on a personal and a collective level bearing in mind that there are infinite ways of creating and every one of them is equally important.
In this particular workshop I will be sharing practices, tools and ways of dealing with dead ends that I often come across in my own process. ‘‘

Lia Haraki

Bio

For whom
For creators from the fields of live performance (dance, performance, live art, theatre, music)
8 available spaces

Location:
OPAP City Theater Nicosia

Dates and times:
Saturday 30th March 10:00-17:00 (with a lunch break)
and Sunday 31st March 11:00-18:00 (with a lunch break)
Both days of workshop are mandatory

Participation fee:
100 euros for both days
Reduction for .pelma. members up to 25%
To become a .pelma. member go here

Bookings:
Reserve a space by sending an email with your request and a short bio to pelma.performances@gmail.com

In the framework of the collaboration between NiMAC [The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation] and the artistic structure .pelma. at the OPAP City Theatre

The Onion, Lia Haraki
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SKIN - a participatory performance
Feb
23
to Mar 31

SKIN - a participatory performance

SKIN or SKIN 2 SKIN

by Lia Haraki 

The piece SKIN comes for the first time to Nicosia after its success at the Athens and Epidaurus festival last summer in the frame of The Performance Shop.

The piece was originally for one participant and now there is also an apportunity to experience it with two participants at the same time.

The performance works through the stimulation of the senses, particularly of touch and hearing. The participant/s close/s their eyes and the performers treat their body as a gate of perception by giving her/them the chance to come in contact with a very sensitive and vulnerable side of themselves. The piece exists only in the imagination and understanding of the participant/s who are the main performer/s.

SKIN is therefore a journey of care in a safe environment for individuals to trust their existence to others

In the framework of the collaboration between NiMAC [The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation] and the artistic structure .pelma. at the OPAP City Theatre

 

Credits:

Concept / Creation /performance: Lia Haraki

Curation for SKIN 2 SKIN: Andrea S. D’Alessandro

Performance: Lia Haraki, Andrea S. D’Alessandro, Maria Kasapi

Music selection: Panos Bartzis

A .pelma.Lia Haraki production

Duration: 40’

 

Number of participants: 1 or 2

 

Tickets: 30 euros (the price remains the same for either one or two participants)

 

Dates and times:

Saturday 30/03/19    SOLD OUT

Saturday 13/04/19    10:00, 15:00

Sunday   14/04/19     12:00,15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

Book a performance slot

from the times available above

for either one or two participants

by writting an email to: pelma.performances@gmail.com

we will then send you more details about your participation

For further info call us on +357 99164804 (office hours 9:30-14:30)

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Standup PerformDance Workshops for any body
Feb
6
to Apr 5

Standup PerformDance Workshops for any body

Standup PerformDance
Workshops of any body with Lia Haraki


Do you enjoy telling stories?
Do you enjoy telling stories from your life?
Do you enjoy telling stories from your life and be heard by others?

Everyone can be a performer if they wish to, and this is the opportunity to try it out in a safe environment!

The workshops are for anybody (amateur of professional) and aim towards the development of a solo performance based on biography.

The ‘Standup PerformDance’ method was developed by artist Lia Haraki and her collaborators when they were exploring different ways and degrees of creating intimacy between the performer and the audience. They looked at stand-up comedy as a form of live performance which uses material that is biographical and self-referential to establish communication with the spectator on a personal and general level.

During the series of workshops personal references and experiences as well as a particular way of creating life maps will be the basic tools for creating material. The use of speech, sound, song, movement, dramaturgy, any ability or disability, talent or fault will lead the participants into a journey of exploring their identity as the main element of their performances.

The weekly meetings will consist of physical and vocal warm ups and short presentations where the participants will be asked to share with the group 1-2 minute ‘Standup PerformDances’. The narration of stories and their embodiment, laughter as a bridge of communication, gesture as dance, the voice as text or sound and the various live showings will help the participants become familiar with the idea that performance can be an everyday ritual.

The last day of the workshops will be a presentation of the final solos of the participants to a particular audience selected by the group.

“The best performances I ever saw happened in the studio”
Lin Snelling once told me this and I have to agree with her!
In the frame of this workshop the last eight years, I have seen miraculous embodied expressions of people that do not identify as performance professionals. This comes to show that performance belongs to all and having access to that world is a matter of an inner desire to bring a part of who one is on stage.
        Lia Haraki

Bio

For whom it is
Individuals with an interest to explore the body and voice as expressive and creative tools.
Individuals that are occupied with performance on an amateur or professional level.
Individuals who wish to try out the form of solo performance.

There are 12 available spaces for the workshop and they will be granted on a first come first served basis.

Venue
OPAP City Theatre Nicosia (Tempon 2)

Dates and times
Every Wednesday 18:30-21:30 (for 9 Wednesdays and a Friday)
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6,13,20,27
April 3
Final presentations Friday April 5th
Participation in all days of the workshop is necessary

Bookings
Reserve a space for the workshop by sending an email with your request and a short bio to pelma.performances@gmail.com
 
Trailers of works by the choreographer made with the ‘Standup PerformDance’ method:
Pretendance
GIRAFFE

Participation fee:
Pre payment 250 euros
Payment in two instalments: 135 euros x 2
In three instalments: 100 euros x 3
Students 10% off
Reduction for .pelma. members up to 25% To become a .pelma. member go here

In the framework of the collaboration between NiMAC [The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation] and the artistic structure .pelma. at the OPAP City Theatre

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GOLD
Dec
1
to Dec 2

GOLD

GOLD

A performance for Nadina Loizidou created by Lia Haraki to the sound of Yakinthi Lagiou

Alchemists would transmute common metals into gold.

The dancer like the alchemist transmutes movement into energy.

Energy like gold remains untouched with the passing of time.

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EVERGREEN REVISITED
Mar
2
to Mar 3

EVERGREEN REVISITED

  • Monument at Heroe's square (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lia Haraki and Christodoulos Panayiotou remember their first collaboration, Evergreen (2003) in dialogue with Dimitris Chimonas. They revisit the work with a different perspective, and they invite us to have a "backstage" sneak pick on a performance that still remains current.

In the framework of the project Blast from the Past: A retrospective to the future
Curated by Blast Collective / blastcollective.org

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THE ACTIVE SPECTATOR IN NICOSIA
Dec
21
7:30 AM07:30

THE ACTIVE SPECTATOR IN NICOSIA

The Active Spectator will be presented at the Pop up festival in NIcosia on the 21st  December for 2 shows (19.30 and 21.00).

THE ACTIVE SPECTATOR is a participatory performance where the spectators (16 people) , are guided by the actor in a very organic way, to participate / play , in the different fictional situations proposed during the performance . The actor uses the actions and reactions of the participants as performance material for the development of the piece. The work therefore becomes a circumstance of co-creation between the actor and the participants.

Credits:

Concept / Direction: Lia Haraki

Performance: Marios Ioannou

Costumes / props / Lights: Lia Haraki and Marios Ioannou

Duration : 60’

The performance is in Greek

 Information:

Theatre POLIS (Palia Ilektriki 19, 1016 Nicosia)

Dates: 5, 7, 19, 21 December, two performances each night at 19.30 and 21:00   
Tickets: 15 and 12 euro (students)
Reservations: 22 797 400 ( Box office working hours Monday to Friday 9:00 -15:00)

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THE ACTIVE SPECTATOR IN NICOSIA
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

THE ACTIVE SPECTATOR IN NICOSIA

The Active Spectator will be presented at the Pop up festival in NIcosia on the 19th December for 2 shows (19.30 and 21.00).

THE ACTIVE SPECTATOR is a participatory performance where the spectators (16 people) , are guided by the actor in a very organic way, to participate / play , in the different fictional situations proposed during the performance . The actor uses the actions and reactions of the participants as performance material for the development of the piece. The work therefore becomes a circumstance of co-creation between the actor and the participants.

Credits:

Concept / Direction: Lia Haraki

Performance: Marios Ioannou

Costumes / props / Lights: Lia Haraki and Marios Ioannou

Duration : 60’

The performance is in Greek

 Information:

Theatre POLIS (Palia Ilektriki 19, 1016 Nicosia)

Dates: 5, 7, 19, 21 December, two performances each night at 19.30 and 21:00   
Tickets: 15 and 12 euro (students)
Reservations: 22 797 400 ( Box office working hours Monday to Friday 9:00 -15:00)

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THE ACTIVE SPECTATOR IN NICOSIA
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

THE ACTIVE SPECTATOR IN NICOSIA

The Active Spectator will be presented at the Pop up festival in NIcosia on the 7th December for 2 shows (19.30 and 21.00).

THE ACTIVE SPECTATOR is a participatory performance where the spectators (16 people) , are guided by the actor in a very organic way, to participate / play , in the different fictional situations proposed during the performance . The actor uses the actions and reactions of the participants as performance material for the development of the piece. The work therefore becomes a circumstance of co-creation between the actor and the participants.

Credits:

Concept / Direction: Lia Haraki

Performance: Marios Ioannou

Costumes / props / Lights: Lia Haraki and Marios Ioannou

Duration : 60’

The performance is in Greek

Information:

Theatre POLIS (Palia Ilektriki 19, 1016 Nicosia)

Dates: 5, 7, 19, 21 December, two performances each night at 19.30 and 21:00   
Tickets: 15 and 12 euro (students)
Reservations: 22 797 400 ( Box office working hours Monday to Friday 9:00 -15:00)

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The Active Spectator in Nicosia
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Active Spectator in Nicosia

The Active Spectator will be presented at the Pop up festival in NIcosia on the 5th December for 2 shows (19.30 and 21.00).

THE ACTIVE SPECTATOR is a participatory performance where the spectators (16 people) , are guided by the actor in a very organic way, to participate / play , in the different fictional situations proposed during the performance . The actor uses the actions and reactions of the participants as performance material for the development of the piece. The work therefore becomes a circumstance of co-creation between the actor and the participants.

Credits:

Concept / Direction: Lia Haraki

Performance: Marios Ioannou

Costumes / props / Lights: Lia Haraki and Marios Ioannou

Duration : 60’

The performance is in Greek

 

Information:

Theatre POLIS (Palia Ilektriki 19, 1016 Nicosia)

Dates: 5, 7, 19, 21 December, two performances each night at 19.30 and 21:00   
Tickets: 15 and 12 euro (students)
Reservations: 22 797 400 ( Box office working hours Monday to Friday 9:00 -15:00)

 

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Word March
Sep
15
9:00 PM21:00

Word March

WORD MARCH is a vocal duet which happens through the intense movement of the two performers who are not seen but heard. The piece proposes the physicality of word in an audible choreography where the performers are in a constant dialogue of simultaneous talking and moving via repetition and variation.

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