Theatre

Ophelia Rewound (2018)

Ophelia Rewound will be performed at Camden People’s Theatre on 22nd-25th August 2019 as part of the 14th Camden Fringe Festival.
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Photo by Ali Wright

“A journey that starts right at the end. A woman who is not used to having guests. A broken clock dressed in blood. And suddenly there’s only two minutes left; two minutes to make new friends, two minutes to retrace our steps, two minutes to play a game, two minutes to mend our hearts and say goodbye.”

Ophelia Rewound is an interative, autobiographical, solo performance which weaves intricate projection mapping, the story of Ophelia and Antigoni’s lived experience through depression to examine and challenge the stereotypes that sit around women and mental health.

The character of Ophelia is a shape-shifting archetype, moving with social attitudes of women throughout history. The piece reflects this and offers a contemporary and unique perspective on an age old story; reforming Ophelia the virgin, the seductress, the hysteric, the femme fatale, victim and manipulator … going beyond the myth to the person underneath.

The audience’s journey begins at the end of Ophelia’s; with her attempted suicide. But through a series of intimate and thought-provoking interactions they are given the opportunity to become part of the narrative, reverse the story and share a moment of collective transformation.

Devised, Performed & Directed by Antigoni Spanou
Inspired by Heiner Muller’s Hamletmachine
Projection Mapping by Joseph Thorpe
Mentored by Peader Kirk

With the support of:

Ofélia Unplugged (2011)

Photo by Costas Christou

Ofélia Unplugged was a scratch performance developed for Bob Theatre Festival’s Scratch Night contest at Chora Theatre in Athens. It arised from a 2-year-long research on the character of Shakespeare’s Ophelia. In September 2009 my friend, and at that time close collaborator, Flávio Rabelo, who had been researching and working on the character of Hamlet, invited me to participate as Ophelia in a demonstration that he gave in Brazil. Since then we kept exchanging ideas, impulses and material in order to create the between them relationship. Ofélia Unplugged was the prelude to what came to be Ophelia Rewound.

Performed & Directed by Antigoni Spanou
Featuring Flávio Rabelo & Dimitris Papagalanis

For more details about Ophelia please visit:

http://case-study-ophelia.blogspot.com/

Rembetiko (2009)

Photo by Leandro de Maman

During my time with Zecora Ura, I participated in the DRIFT International residency that took place in Brazil, in September 2009. During the residency I explored some ideas and visual concepts along with my passion for a very beautiful Greek film called Rembetiko. The film is based on the life of famous Greek rembetiko singer, Marika Ninou. At the end of the residency all the artists shared what they had been working on during their time there, and what I had given birth to was the beginning of something involving interaction with projection, live action and film.

So Far So Good (2007)

Photo by Mere Words Photography

“A woman running to avoid her pre-determined fate and the definitions others have imposed on her. By the end of the journey she will be exhausted … but will she be closer to defining herself?”

So Far So Good resulted from a 10-week-long research as part of my practical dissertation for my degree at Rose Bruford College. The performance was part of the 2007 Graduate Festival at Battersea Arts Centre.

Performed & Directed by Antigoni Spanou