(SOMEWHERE) BEYOND THE CHERRY TREES
Prodromos Tsinikoris (Athens)
entrance € 18,00 | reduced € 9,00
05.11. 20:00 – 21:20
06.11. 20:00 – 21:20
Artist talk after the performance on 5.11., moderated by Caroline Kapp (in German)
Greek with English and German subtitles
In the "Cherry Orchard" a play written in 1903 by Anton Chekhov, nothing takes places, but everything happens. From the beginning, the end of the cherry orchard and the social decline of the protagonists seem inevitable. But what happens to the Ranevskaya family when the play ends? Who are these characters beyond Chekhov's text? And what does the future of the cherry orchard look like? Will it be cut down to build holiday flats? In (SOMEWHERE) BEYOND THE CHERRY TREES the director and performer Prodromos Tsinikoris interweaves literary discourse and documentary work. In Athens, private individuals seeking to secure their place in the South, major international investors and changing eviction laws are creating incessant pressure on the housing market. To be able to afford rising rents, many people have to offer their flats on Airbnb - and thus become price drivers and gentrifiers themselves. (SOMEWHERE) BEYOND THE CHERRY TREES deals with the right to a place in the city, the conditions on the job market and the fate of those affected by gentrification. The show explores possibilities of overlapping and blending fictional characters with a present-day, documented reality.
Concept | Directing Prodromos Tsinikoris Text Ioanna Valsamidou | Prodromos Tsinikoris in dialogue with the team Collaborating director Korina Vasileiadou Dramaturgy Martin Valdés-Stauber | Ioanna Valsamidou Set and costume design Eleni Stroulia Lighting design Eliza Alexandropoulou Musical composition | Sound design Panagiotis Manouilidis Video Dimitris Zachos Video cinematography Michalis Gkatzogias Set and costume design collaborator Zaira Falirea Artwork | Promotional material Michalis Valasoglou Set construction Yannis Nitsos | Art Wood Creations Costume construction Dimitrios Paradi Mannequin construction Konstantina Efthimiadou Cast Maria Panourgia | Stella Vogiatzaki | Kalliopi Simou | Prodromos Tsinikoris | Giorgos Valais | Giorgos Vourdamis Featured in video Kostis Tsakomidis
Prodromos Tsinikoris works as a director, dramaturge and performer in Athens. Born in 1981 in Wuppertal to Greek immigrant parents, he moved to Thessaloniki in 1999, where he completed his theatre studies. Together with Anestis Azas, he wrote and staged many documentary theatre performances, such as TELEMACHOS: SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? (2013), excerpts of this work were already shown at SPIELART 2013, GEBLIEBEN UM ZU GEHEN (2015), CLEAN CITY (2016), HELLAS MÜNCHEN (2018) etc. Their / His workswere presented in recent years at many international theatres and festivals, such as: Heidelberger Stückemarkt, Theater der Welt, Chantiers d'Europe – Théâtre des Abbesses Paris, Maillon Strasbourg, Theaterspektakel Zürich, Festival Grec Barcelona, Teatros del canal Madrid, Maxim Gorki Berlin. For the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2015, Prodromos Tsinikoris also directed the audio walk IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET about homeless people in central Athens and was part of the project X APARTMENTS (concept: Matthias Lilienthal), which was performed in apartments of Athenian citizens. As a dramaturge he has worked with Lola Arias, Yorgos Valais from the blitz theatre group, and Paul Preciado, among others.
Production and realization
Production Athens Epidaurus Festival Executive producer Kostis Panagiotopoulos Assistant executive producer Olivia Kotsifa Coproduction Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg – Scène européenne Research for the performance was powered by Onassis AiR, the international residency programme of the Onassis Foundation