THE CHICKENS AND THE FLEAS

With the oblique and "queer" reproduction of cultural stereotypes, we attempt the reclaiming of the erotic desire and of the gendered body. Desire is adrift inside the tension between self-determination and socially-driven definition; in our opinion, in this borderline lies emotion, desperation, violence but also humor deriving from the masterly short novels "The Chickes" and "The Fleas" of Giorgos Ioannou (from the book For a Certain Pride --1964). 

This performance is an "incantation" against the annulment of desire and the melancholy of the gender.

 

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Performers: Despina Chatzipavlidou, Rania Kelaiditi, Kostas Koutsolelos, Anna Tzakou, Sotiris Tsakomidis, Giorgos Tsamis (may) / Stavros Bafetis (october) 
Text: Giorgos Ioannou 
Directed by: Vassilis Noulas
Set Design-Costumes: Myrto Xanthopoulou
Assistant director: Melina Markaki
Duration: 70 minutes 
 
 SELF-MANAGED "EMBROS" THEATRE 
may-june 2012 & october-november 2012
[premiere: 24 may 2012]

 

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press

12.2012 - NEA ESTIA [#1852]
theatre review by Dimitris Tsatsoulis
 
10.2016 - THEATRE PUBLIC (N. 222)
"Déconstruire la normalité: Esthétiques post-traditionnelles en Grèce" [fr]
article by Georges Sampatakakis
 
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