A visually fascinating, silent tragedy is born. Out of a succession of female tragic characters, from Euripides' Medea to Heiner Müller's Ophelia, Ofeliakone (Opheliamachine) is created to bridge the gap between the chilling emptiness of postmodernism and the animate soul of the ancient Greek chorus.
Led by Italian-Swiss mime and physical theatre artist Davide Giovanzana, actors from Naamio ja Höyhen and The Laboratorium of the Tragic Space are building a performance about denial, refusal, the destruction of the self, and the destruction of the world. All of this in silence: the body is the means of expression for every idea, whether concrete or abstract.
When the protagonist is not locked into one body and voice, the tragedy becomes like a state of expression, as gestures and movement unlock emotions and thoughts that are different for every spectator.
Director: Davide Giovanzana
Performers: Akseli Aittomäki, Johanna MacDonald, Sofia Silfvast, Emma Säämänen, Juha Sääski
Davide Giovanzana, tel. +358 45 6522495, firstname.lastname@example.org
Festivals & schedules:
Johanna MacDonald, tel. +358 400 413343, email@example.com
Akseli Aittomäki, tel. +358 50 5734063, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teatteri Naamio ja Höyhen www.nh.fi