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OPHELIA REWOUND

About the Show

 

Resident Antigoni Spanou presented 'Ophelia Rewound', a one-woman intimate, interactive performance, inspired by the character of Ophelia. The piece is an amalgamation of theatre, life and performance art.

 

The performance is a story of a modern, real woman, that can be accessed by everyone. The audience enter Ophelia’s world and by witnessing her story of heartbreak and despair, both experience a simultaneous transformation. Ophelia's story transforms into one of self-discovery and acceptance, while the audience transform from voyeurs to her invited guests.

 

Inspired by a character created by William Shakespeare

Written by Antigoni Spanou, with a paragraph taken from Heiner Müller's HamletMachine

Performed & Directed by Antigoni Spanou | Mentored by Peader Kirk | Projection Mapping by Joseph Thorpe

Poster photograph courtesy of Hannah Anketel

All other photographs courtesy of Ali Wright 

About the Performer

 

Antigoni Spanou trained on the European Theatre Arts Course at Rose Bruford College, with her Third year performance dissertation awarding her participation in the 2007 Battersea Arts Centre Graduate Festival.

 

Since graduating Antigoni has worked with such UK theatre groups as, Arhi Theatre & Philosophy, Little Bird Theatre and The Lab Collective; performed as a member of Zecora Ura Theatre both internationally and at such UK venues as the Salisbury Internatinal Festival 2008 and Arcola Theatre; and, on returning from Greece in 2013, she became a permanent member of The Lab Collective, whose work and practice you can discover by visiting their website here.

 

As a performer and theatre maker, her interest lies within physical and interactive theatre. She is a keen advocate of devised, sensory and intimate performances, that challenge and push both the performer and audience. Fascinated by the concept of performative truth, honesty and vulnerability, these themes have recently become the primary focus of her developing practice. For more information on Antigoni Spanou, visit her website.