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Evi Stamatiou as Caryatid Unplugged at the Edinburgh festival

August 20, 2013

Evi Stamatiou as Caryatid Unplugged at the Edinburgh festival

Posted at 8:08 am in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, Events

Evi Stamatou is a Greek based in London. She is appearing at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with a performance entitled Caryatid Unplugged. Here, she aims to tell the story of the caryatid in the British Museum – something that has fascinated many people, capturing people’s attention in a different way to the other Parthenon Sculptures, perhaps because she is the most human like & easy for people to relate to.

There is a short trailer for the performance on Youtube.

From:
Kickstarter

Exploring art, immigration and the female body. The Caryatid story via burlesque, clowning, physical comedy. Traditional Greek music.

Your support for the following project is very important in order to manage to perform Caryatid Unplugged for the full run of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013. There has been great effort from the creative team and we are very close to reaching our goal. Support our attempt to a make a performance that is a playful forum for social and political discussion.

In the June 2011 debate on whether to return the Ancient Parthenon marbles to Greece, David Cameron tells Parliament that ‘Britain has no intention to lose its marbles’.

In July 2012, he announces to the House of Commons Liaison Committee that contingency plans were being hatched to block Greek citizens from entering the UK.

But what about the Caryatid? In an exploration of art, immigration and the female body, Evi Stamatiou tells the Caryatid story via burlesque, clowning and physical comedy with unplugged traditional Greek music.

Creatives

Performance Maker: Evi Stamatiou
DIrector: Philippos Philippou
Music Composer: Andréas Papapetrou
Set/Costume Designer: Ariadne Kritonos
Voice Over: Aiden Strickland
Movement Coach: Danai Pappa
Executive Director: McKathy Valentina
Graphic Design by Nora & Dimitris Stamatiou

Evi is a Greek, London based theatre practitioner and educator. She has 10 years of international professional experience. In 2010 she established Upopirates, a theatre company based in Athens, and won a distinction for the performance Thinking about Jean Genet’s Tightrope at the Off Off At Colonus Theatre Festival. She is focused on practice-led research, working on multimedia on stage, post-modern, experimental, physical, devised, intercultural and interlingual theatre. Since 2011 she is a HE Lecturer at Wessex Academy of Performing Arts, accredited by Bath Spa University. She is a member of Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, NY.

Caryatid Unplugged is part of the HILL STREET SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL at the Hill Street Solo Theatre, the oldest Festival Fringe venue – now in constant operation for the last 34 years. The programme is presented in a new, dynamic collaboration between Scotland’s Universal Arts and the Face to Face Festival of Solo Theatre (London).

From:
Fringe

Category: Cabaret
Genres: physical theatre, political
Group: Evi Stamatiou
Venue: Hill Street Theatre ​
Event Website: www.evistamatiou.com
Date: 20-25 August
Time: 21:45
Duration: 50 minutes
Suitability: 14+
Warnings: Nudity, adult themes, strong language
Country of Origin: Greece

The statue in crisis… In the June 2011 debate on whether to return the Ancient Parthenon marbles to Greece, David Cameron tells Parliament that ‘Britain has no intention to lose its marbles’. In July 2012, he announces to the House of Commons Liaison Committee that contingency plans were being hatched to block Greek citizens from entering the UK. But what about the Caryatid? In an exploration of art, immigration and the female body, Evi Stamatiou tells the Caryatid story via burlesque, clowning and physical comedy with unplugged traditional Greek music.

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5 Comments »

  1. odonnellhugh said,

    08.20.13 at 8:19 am

    RT @elginism: Blog post: Evi Stamatiou as Caryatid Unplugged at the Edinburgh festival http://t.co/Y0WqcOACbg

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  5. FionnualaSkeffy said,

    08.20.13 at 5:34 pm

    RT @elginism: Blog post: Evi Stamatiou as Caryatid Unplugged at the Edinburgh festival http://t.co/Y0WqcOACbg

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