Cyberian Chalk Circle (2011)

A cyberformance adaptation of Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle

In Cyberian Chalk Circle, Grusha’s story is placed in Egypt of 2011. While citizens of Cairo are removing their passwords from their WiFi routers so protesters can communicate with each other and the rest of the world, Grusha connects with the audience asking them to help her find Simon, an Egyptian soldier and her fiancé whom she lost because of the revolution. However, the audience does not have to merely find Simon; they also have to explain to him that Grusha got married (via an urfi contract) to someone else because she had found and kept a child, Michael.

– (work in progress) Waterwheel Tap, 3 Nov 2012 (video / text log)
11:11:11 UpStage Festival, UpStage and Second Life, 11 Nov 2011 (video / text log)
– UpStage [Online], 14 May 2011 (video / text log)

Performers:
Grusha: Evi Stamatiou
Simon (Facebook pictures): Prodromos Tsinikoris

Director:
Christina Papagiannouli

Venues:
New Zealand Film Archive (Wellington, NZ); Paparoa Range School (Greymouth, NZ); South Westland Area School (Harihari, NZ); Govett Brewster Gallery (New Plymouth, NZ); Marionet Teatro, (Coimbra, Portugal); Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam, Netherlands); Mad Lab (Eindhoven, Netherlands).

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