BRIDGES -Residency programme
Jun
1
to Feb 12

BRIDGES -Residency programme

BRIDGES

Residency programme by .pelma.Lia Haraki

Theatropolis OPAP

(a collaboration with NiMAC and the Pierides Foundation)

Supported by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture

June-December 2019

The Bridges participants (in alphabetical order) are:

Aleksandra Borys (choreographer of art and science)

Alexis Vasiliou (performance artist / curator)

Charlotte Jarvis (visual artist)

Enacttheatre

Guy Cools (dance dramaturge)

PASHIAS (visual artist)

Maria A Loizidou (cancer geneticist)

Marina Genadieva (visual and performance artist)

Nikolas Kasinos (performance and visual artist)

Petros Konnaris (performance artist)

 

 

Members of the curatorial team are:

Lia Haraki

Αndrea S. D’ Alessandro

Dr. Yiannis Toumazis

 

 

Link of links

Dr. Yiannis Papadakis

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IntuNition Workshop
Aug
24
8:00 AM08:00

IntuNition Workshop

INTUNITION WORKSHOP at ANTISKINO festival

with Lia Haraki, Evie Haraki Mahera and Gewrgia Andreou

More info on workshop here


«ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ INTUNITION» στο φεστιβάλ ΑΝΤΙΣΚΗΝΌ
Λία Χαράκη, Εύη Χαράκη Μαχαίρα, Γεωργία Ανδρέου.

Περισσότερα για το εργαστήριο εδώ

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ART YOUR SERVICE - KYPRIA festival opening
Sep
1
6:00 PM18:00

ART YOUR SERVICE - KYPRIA festival opening

ART YOUR SERVICE

Opening of the Kypria International festival

01.09.2019  @ 18.00 - 22.00

The concept for the Kypria opening is based on the project “The Performance Shop” by Lia Haraki where live art becomes an essential part of everydayness. Artists will therefore present their work in the streets of the old City of Nicosia, inside the windows of shops, through alleys and city squares.  Creation will remind us once more, through its multiple forms and genres, how to be humans TOGETHER.

                             

More details here                       

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SKIN 2 SKIN
Sep
8
to Sep 14

SKIN 2 SKIN


SKIN is a journey of care in a safe environment where individuals trust their existence to others for a while.
The performance is for either one or two participants and works through the stimulation of their touch and hearing senses. The participants close their eyes and the performers treat their body as a gate of perception by giving them the chance to come in contact with a very sensitive and vulnerable side of themselves. The piece therefore exists only in the imagination and understanding of the participant/s who are the main performer/s.

Credits:
Concept / Creation: Lia Haraki
Set: Andrea S. D’Alessandro
Performance: Georgia Andreou, Lia Haraki, Maria Kasapi
Music selection: Panos Bartzis
Picture: Pavlos Vrionides

Duration: 40’
Number of participants: 1 or 2

Performances in Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos in the frame of the visibility programme of Nea Kinisis Cyprus

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THE BODIES WE WORE
Nov
15
to Nov 30

THE BODIES WE WORE

THE BODIES WE WORE

We are celebrating fifteen years of our work with a mini festival.

Collaborators, artists and audience members will come together and re-member 15 years of .pelma. through lecture performacnes, presentations, workshops and performance testimonies. A video gallery of works including ‘The Shape of Necessity’, ‘GIRAFFE’, Humans Being, ‘Party Animals’, ‘The Active Spectator’ and more will be available to the audience.

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 Theatropolis OPAP

Free entrance

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Collective Tune In
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Collective Tune In

 Moving from side to side
from now to now
in a forever changing moment
allowing consciousness
to perform itself
in a dance without an ego
of a body without a mind
which tunes into whatever is
with no judgment.

Collective Tune In is a long durational performance in which six dancers are embodying repetitive movements on the spot.  The aim is to create a collective experience based on Lia Haraki’s ‘Tune In’ solo by using the ‘IntuNition’ method as a physical practise.

The passers-by can watch or join the dance.

Location: Limassol Molos opposite the Yellow cafe

 In the frame of the Nea KInisi summer site specific festival 2019

 

Credits

Concept / Creation: Lia Haraki

Performance: Andria Michaelidou, Arianna Marcoulides, Georgia Andreou, Maria Kassapi, Aleksandra Borys, Stephanie Pastella

Music and Sound Design: Pandelis Diamantides

Costumes: Arianna Marcoulides

Mentoring: Evi Haraki Mahera

Coordinator: Georgia Andreou

Technical manager: Yiangos Hadjiyiannis  

Picture: Pavlos Vrionides

Dancer in picture: Eleana Alexandrou

Production: .pelma.Lia Haraki

 

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BODY UNMUTED
Jul
5
to Jul 7

BODY UNMUTED

BODY UNMUTED

by Lia Haraki

 

Lia Haraki’s new work is an audible experience including confessions made by the body which are not usually said and not commonly heard. The recordings were made by Haraki in real time, meaning that the voice was recorded as a situation was actually happening. The body therefore is heard as it whispers, screams, laughs, moans, sings, cries, tells, confesses, reveals, and admits.

In ‘Body Unmuted’ the visitor enters a room and listens to the recordings by placing their own body in particular positions indicated by the artist, which aim at stimulating feelings of empathy or identification.

Overall, ‘Body Unmuted’ is a journey coming from the periphery of the room directed towards the centre of each visitor.

 

Credits

Concept, creation, performance by Lia Haraki

Sound design by Yiannis Christofides

Visual design and Promotional image by PASHIAS

Graphics by Artemis Psathas

Technical management by Yiangos Hadjiyiannis

Coordination and communication management by Georgia Andreou

 

The performance will run on the 5th, 6th, and 7thof July from 18:30-11:30 at Theatro Polis OPAP and visitors can enter at any point. It is suitable for individuals over 18 years of age.

Tickets at the door, 10 and 8 euro (for students and .pelma.Lia Haraki members)

Produced and organized by .pelma.Lia Haraki

Coproduced by Nimac (The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, associated with the Pierides Foundation) at Theatro Polis OPAP.

with the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture

 

 



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Audition for projects by Lia Haraki in 2019
May
25
to May 26

Audition for projects by Lia Haraki in 2019

Audition/workshop for projects by Lia Haraki in 2019

 

Lia Haraki is looking for dancers / performers

-who have an interest in her work

-with strong physicality

-who have experience in improvisation

-that have availability for rehearsals and performances in Cyprus from mid-July.

To apply

Please send an email that you are interested in attending the audition / workshop as well as a short CV and photo to info@liaharaki.com with the title ‘Αudition 2019’

When and where

25th  May from 10:00 – 17:00

First selection 26th  May from 10:00 – 17:00

Location: School for the Deaf, 21 Makedonitissis Street, Engomi, Nicosia 2417, Cyprus
 

This is a paid opportunity for those selected

 

Ακροαση/εργαστηρι για παραστασεις της Λιας Χαρακη 2019

Για χορευτές / performers

- με ενδιαφέρον για τη δουλειά της χορογράφου

- με καλή φυσική κατάσταση και ευχέρεια στην κίνηση

- εμπειρία στον αυτοσχεδιασμό

- Διαθεσιμότητα για πρόβες και παραστάσεις στην Κύπρο από μέσα Ιουλίου

 

Συμμετοχή

Για συμμετοχή στο εργαστήρι / ακρόαση παρακαλούμε στείλτε μήνυμα στο info@liaharaki.com με τίτλο ‘Αudition 2019’ μαζί με βιογραφικό (ελληνικά ή αγγλικά) και φωτογραφία

 

Που και Πότε

Η ακρόαση θα αποτελείται από εργαστήριο στις 25 Μαΐου  10.00 π.μ -17.00 μ.μ

Επαναληπτική ακρόαση στις 26 Μαΐου  10.00 π.μ -17.00 μ.μ

Το εργαστήριο / ακρόαση θα γίνει στη Σχολή Κωφών, Μακεδονιτίσσης 21, Έγκωμη, 2417, Λευκωσία

 

Η αμοιβή και ο χρόνος προβών θα ανακοινωθούν στους επιλεχθέντες 

 

 

 

 

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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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