Premiere: Saturday, March 27, 2021, 20:00
Performances: 2, 9, 15, 23, 25 April 2021, 20:00
Pallas Cinema-Theatre, Nicosia
What could a letter express that a word,
a look or even silence would not express a thousand times better?
Ledra Music Soloists, on the initiative of actress Mara Constantinou and her theatrical group Dream Theatre Productions, present a complex and unique musical-theatrical performance entitled Female Ink. The show recalls a lost era and dives into the depths of the female soul. Passion demands paper; women write, narrating of the bottomless depth of love, communication and eros. Thirteen real women, distinguished personalities no longer with us, speak, laying out their souls effortlessly and naked with the flowing written word, connected, both with the rhythms and vibrations of the body, as well as with sexuality. Through the letters, the heroine of the show travels in time and brings yesterday to life. She awakens images and sounds, like a game, bringing to the stage the yesterday to the today and the today to the yesterday. Impulsiveness has the first say and draws the viewer into the minds of these great women of the last century. Indelible over the years, these women transport humanity and culture to other levels. Dynamic and different for their time, they left behind food for thought and an invaluable corpora. Music plays a major role, expressing that which cannot be said in words. Female Ink will tickle the senses. It extends an invitation to see tomorrow from a different angle. It invites one to believe again, in the true communication between people, in the power of expression and in real love, which nowadays, unfortunately, is on a respirator, facing extinction. Six virtuosi meet the heroine, and together they bring to life an era when big cities were a magical jazz greenhouse, with music as a multipurpose outlet, as a lever for upheaval – social and personal. Excerpts from the letters of Simone de Beauvoir, Isadora Duncan, Maria Callas, Virginia Woolf, Maria Polydouri, Anaïs Nin, Penelope Delta, Frida Kahlo will be heard.
Love can be expressed in a myriad of different ways,
but the most priceless and precious will always be the classic love letter.
Idea, direction, drama, song selection, music editing, kinesiology: Mara Constantinou
Arrangements, music direction: Michalis Messios
Design of printed material, video art, illustrator: Michael Kleanthous
Actor: Mara Constantinou
Musicians: Michalis Messios (Double-bass, bass), Ioannis Vafeas (drums, percussion), Iacovos Parpas (flute, saxophone), Konstantinos Demirtzoglou (violin), Christos Υerolatsitis (piano), Alexandros Komodros (el. guitar)
Lighting design: Vasilis Petinaris
Costume editor: Panos Yerolemides
Scene design: Pavlina Evgeniou
Makeup: Andria Anastasiadou
Sound engineer: Christos Chrysanthou
Video art handling: Petros Koshis
Lighting operation: Andreas Markitanis
Organization & artistic direction: Dream Theatre Productions
Photographic material: Dimitris Vattis
Video recording: Nicholas Demetriou
The play is dedicated to Ritsa Economou, grandmother of Mara and Nicolas Constantinou, an exceptional woman, who in turn left her own mark on history, both as a person and as an artist.
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