True stories and fiction intertwine in this handcrafted performance about the anatomy of human memory. Alexandra Kazazou and Eleana Georgouli, accompanied by original music by the legendary Giannis Aggelakas, on stage in the unexpected world conjured up by Christos Laskaris and Vasilis Chatzopoulos with the help of the lighting created by Karol Jarek. A tender yet humorous musical narrative about memory and forgetting – communicating vessels in the forefront of the great historical transitions that shook the Western World in the 20th century. Alexandra Kazazou and Eleana Georgouli map their own and others’ stories onto an improvised labyrinth of memory. Employing a chain of poetic episodes, the two women recount and recall the war in the Balkans, their partisan grandmothers, and bizarre erotic encounters from the past in a cocktail of memories that transcends the former Yugoslavia and gets as far as Lebanon, while a hospital room is transformed into a bus stop in Cuban Trinidad. An imaginary past but a future too unfold in an unpredictable memory-adventure in which anything could happen.
Photos: That long black cloud
Union des Théâtres de l'Europe gathered, in the last 3 decades, some of the most important European theatres and artists. Through festivals, exhibitions, exchanges, masterclasses, cooperation projects, the UTE help create a continuous flow between West and East, between generations, between tradition and innovation. Our celebration is inspired by this rich history. With the help of the Interferences International Theatre Festival, we wish to remember some of the best performances presented at past editions of the UTE festival and look forward to new horizons.