Cyprus 2016

The Marathon -

2016 Cyprus Performance Art Workshop

Host

Sensorium Space

- Nicolina Stylianou, Founder

Venue

Point Centre for Contemporary Art

Nicosia, Cyprus

10th - 18th September 2016

LOCATION

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HOST

Sensorium Space
Nicosia, Cyprus

COST

€350 per person

CONCEPT + METHODOLOGY

Often used as a metaphor for strenuous efforts and concentration, the ‘marathon’ aims at reaching a ‘finish line’. But a ‘marathon’ runner learns to distribute energy on the way, making of every step a ‘goal’ and of every path a ‘purpose’. This experiential workshop offers participants a unique and intense input/collaboration with five internationally established artists, in order to experience an array of methodologies and processes of Performance Art, whilst being actively encouraged to delve into their own new and unchartered territory. By inviting each participant to discover a personal journey, – The Marathon – offers a route into five stages of diverse artistic and pedagogical approaches in order to generate a common territory to meet, share and give space for risk taking, whilst shifting the parameters of creation. On Saturday 17th of September, the journey of each participant will be transformed into a new ‘starting line’ by leading into a final event of live performances open to the public and organized specifically according to their resulting work. Before the workshop week, a special event hosted by Sensorium Space, on Friday 9th of September, featuring live performances by the workshop facilitators, will allow both participants and the public to experience the artists’ working practice and give an insight into their own ‘marathon’ route of performance.

PARTICIPANTS

  • Giulia Mattera (IT - UK)
  • Katie Vowels (UK)
  • Nicholas Tee (SGP - UK)
  • Evdokia Charalambous (CYP - UK)
  • Carla Roca (ES)
  • Emily Demetriou (CYP - UK)
  • Salla Hakkola (FI)
  • Cristiana Rolla (IT)
  • Lizzie Masterton (UK)
  • Colette Patterson (UK)
  • Sanghoon Lee (KOR - UK)
  • Polymnia Tsinti (CYP - UK)
  • Iivi Melthaus (SWE)

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

PLUS-MOTION Live Performance Art Series
Live performance art Series featuring workshop facilitators: Glausnitzer-Smith, PASHIAS, Francesco Kiàis, Zierle & Carter at Point Centre for Contemporary Art
Arrivals / First Meeting / Workshop Introduction
Sculpting Action – By Zierle & Carter
Along the edge, across the borders – By Francesco Kiàis
The Performative Walkabout – By Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith
Training for performance #3 – By PASHIAS
General Feedback / Individual tutorials
Group Tutorials / Planning Final Event
Live performances presented by workshop participants
Reflection / Feedback

WORKSHOP DOCUMENTATION

Photographs by Marietta Mavrokordatou, Pavlos Vrionides and the Marathon Facilitators

PARTICIPANT SKETCHBOOKS

Exerts from participants sketchbooks from the workshop

THANK YOU

SENSORIUM SPACE:
Nicolina Stylianou

Marios Charalambous, Anna-Maria Charalambous, Nicole Zeniou

Volunteers:
Penelope Vasquez Hadjilyr, Polymnia Tsinti, Daniella Andreou, Constantinos Augousti, Eleni Odysseos

Photographers:
Pavlos Vrionides, Marietta Mavrokordatou

Music Composer:
Milto Constantinou

Videographer:
Mike Lane from SPACE ZONE Productions

Media Sponsor:
RIK (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation)

Campaign Coordinators:
SLATE Productions

Sponsor:
Youth Board Cyprus

Support:
Epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation
SPACE ZONE Productions

The Stylianou Family, Tito

INTERESTED IN JOINING A WORKSHOP?

If you are interested in experiencing The Marathon – Performance Art Workshop then visit the Workshops page for details of upcoming workshops. If you would like to know more then pelase don’t hesitate to contact us.