Opening: 20-07-2016 20:00
Date: July 20, 2016
Play text by Manos Lambrakis
Direcred by Sissy Papathanassiou
Actress: Chryssa Kapsouli
Costume: Assi Demetrolopoulou
Video: Aggeliki - Chaido Tsoli
Music: Jean Sibelius "Valse Triste"
The Pferdetanz –a contemporary narrative poem that reminds the Homeric rhapsodies and specially the ceremonies about the burial of Patroclus in the Iliad– is an elegy for the innocent victims, killed massive also out of the battlefields, from terrorism, theocratic regimes, brutal behaviors, migration or the human greediness on profit at any price.
The play text was written as order by Analogio Theater Festival and was presented for the first time in Lesvos island within the event Traveling Arts - Place I Eressos.
In its present form and by the same cast has presented in October 2015, at the Analogio Theater Festival 2015, that had been held at the Greek Art Theatre “Karolos Koun”, in Athens.
She graduated from the Greek National School of Dance, from the ‘Pelos Katselis’ Drama School and from the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Athens. She continued with Theatre, Voice, Body and Movement Studies at Freie Universitát, Berlin. She has been working as an actor since 1982. At the invitation of M. Volanakis, she began her cooperation with the National Theatre of Northern Greece (NTNG). She has worked alongside with significant theatre makers such as Michael Marmarinos, Andreas Voutsinas, Yiannis Rigas, Vassilis Papavasiliou, Evri Gavrielides, Nikos Hourmouziades, Sotiris Hatzakis and many others. She has performed in parts of the classic and contemporary repertoire such as Lulu (Wedekind), Ophelia-Electra (Heiner Müller), Iris (Aristophanes), Anina (Goldoni), Orlando (Shakespeare), Hotelier (Kundera), Countess Elena (von Kleist). She has also worked as a choreographer in Trojan Women, directed by Andreas Voutsinas. In 1998 she founds the DameBlanche Dance and Theatre Company where she performs and directs plays of the international and Greek repertoire such as Medea (Heiner Müller), The Woman of Zakynthos (Dionysios Solomos), Lola Vallery Stein (Marguerite Duras), Dream Odyssey (Akis Dimou, Elena Penga, etc.), Cats have Seven Lives (Jenny Erpenbeck), Odysseus - Ithaca - Homer (Dimitris Dimitriadis), Judith (Howard Barker) and The Annunciation of Cassandra (Dimitris Dimitriadis), a project which took part in the XIV International Festival of Ancient Drama in Delphi (July 2009) and the 44th Demetria (Thessaloniki, 2009). In November 2010, Judith was presented at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the Performance - Talk - Exhibition ‘Conversing with Barker’. During the period 2011-2012 she directed the performance Lulu Sketches A and B (Frank Wedekind) at Booze Cooperativa and at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki. The DameBlanche Theatre and Dance Company has been sponsored by the Ministry of Culture since 2006. It has collaborated with M. Lohman (Vienna), Tilo Crigar (Thessaloniki Cultural Capital 1997), Attila Retly, Dimitris Kamarotos and Michael Delta. Besides Dameblanche, Chryssa Kapsouli has performed in leading parts in plays such as The Second Solution (directed by Alexandra Papageorgiou, ‘Neos Kosmos’ Theatre) and in Gorky’s Wife (written and directed by Elena Penga, ‘Kinitiras’ Studio, 2011). She also taught Acting (1987-1994) at the National Conservatory of the National Theatre of Northern Greece and at the Postgraduate programme of the English Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, at the Municipal Theatre of Kavala as well as in seminars conducted by DameBlanche in cooperation with the Goethe Institut of Thessaloniki, the ‘Amalia Strinopoulou’ School of Dance and the ‘Study Space’ (Thessaloniki). She cooperates with the ‘Chora’ Theatre, the Drama Therapy Centre and she also teaches Acting at the drama school of the Theatre of Changes. During the period 2012-2013, she staged the performance The Visitor (T. Williams), Venus in Hades (Theatre at the Bath House of the Winds) and The Tree (Maria Laina) at the National Theatre Hall ('Staged Readings' by Sissy Papathanassiou). During the period 2013-2014, she staged The Tree (Maria Laina, ‘Simeio Theatre’), The Annunciation of Cassandra (Dimitris Dimitriadis) at ‘Minos Volanakis Library’, Just Love (Nina Rapi, Queer Festival - ‘Empros Theatre’), The Witnesses (the outcome of a three-month seminar on acting, Television Control Centre), A gesture and its kissing (Anna Karamba, ‘Contemporary Plays Staged Readings’, ‘Vyrsodepseio Theatre’). In the period 2014-2015, she staged the Wild Notes (Modern Greek Plays Festival, ‘Aggelon Vima’ Theatre). Finally, during the period 2015-2016, she staged and performed the leading role in The Annunciation of Cassandra (Dimitris Dimitriadis) at ‘PolychorosKET’, she directed the performance ‘Kappa’ (Tsimaras Tzanatos) at ‘Onassis Cultural Centre’ and she also directed and signed an audiovisual documentation footage for the art exhibition Holy Glory at ‘The Breeder’ Gallery (Blind Adam).
AGGELIKI CHAIDO TSOLI
Αngeliki Chaido Tsoli is an interdisciplinary artist working predominantly in the field of performance art. Her practice is rooted in a visual-conceptual arts discipline. Have been admitted to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to pursue a Master in Fine Arts in studio performance (MFA performance candidate at SAIC 2018) and is a recipient of Fulbright award. In 2013 graduated with distinction from the department of Fine and Applied Arts, Aristotle university of Thessaloniki. In 2011-2012 studied with the programme of erasmus in the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia- Facultad de Bellas Artes in Spain. She is co-founder of the platform [mind the] G.A.P. - Gathering Around Performance.