She Was Moved by Movies
based on the novella by Hernán Rivera Letelier
She Was Moved by Movies, a site-specific performance held at beloved open-air cinemas in Athens, is based on the novella La contadora de películas (The Movie Teller) by the Chilean writer Hernán Rivera Letelier (Antipodes Publishing, trans. Lena Frangopoulou). The title character is a poor young girl living in the nitrate settlements in Chile, built by the big foreign nitrate mining companies in the Atacama Desert. The girl develops a special bond with cinema: her parents, unable to afford more than one ticket, dispatch her to the movies regularly so she can watch movies and then come back and narrate the plot to them. The girl’s admirable narrative and performing skills slowly mesmerize the entire village, becoming the jewel in the rather cheap crown that is her life.
The performance, directed by the actor and acting coach Thanassis Chalkias, consistently active in recent years as a director, will be set before an open-air movie screen. Various modes of narration, combining theatre genres and fusing theatre with cinema, will be used. Three actors by turns perform and narrate, sing and imitate, identify and distance themselves. They are born out of the screen and, in turn, give birth to it, enacting this simple yet exotic, real yet fairytale-like, comic yet tragic story, above all celebrating the power of narratives.
Zefyros Open Air Cinema
- 04/06/2019 at 21:00
Vox Open Air Cinema
- 11/06/2019 at 21:00
Stella Open Air Cinema
- 18/06/2019 at 21:00
MEDIA KIT / PHOTOS
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus | Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus | Peiraios 260 | Odeon of Herodes Atticus | Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall | Ancient Agora of Athens | Institut français | Piraeus Municipal Theatre | Lais Open Air Cinema | Museum of Cycladic Art | Athens Conservatoire | Pedion Areos | Archaeοlogical Site of Kerameikos | Roman Forum | Second Skin | Victoria Square Project | Athens | 15th Kypseli High School | six d.o.g.s | Vouleftikon Nafpliou | Ermou & Agion Asomaton pedestrian street | Museum of Greek Children’s Art | Pnyx Archaeological Site | Byzantine and Christian Museum | Chatzikiriakeio Foundation | Korai Square | 10th Piraeus Junior High School | 2nd Medical Unit of Piraeus | Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands | Special School for Autism of Piraeus | Kokkinia Public Housing | Pyxida | Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Atene | Ancient Epidaurus primary school | Shedia | Lygourio Cultural Centre | Ergatika Square | House of Stratis Myrivilis | Ancient Epidaurus Port