A journey across time, an imprint of memory, an experience of sound and visual images, conceived by Maria Varnakkidou and Konstantina Andreou in the framework of Rialto’s Associate Artist Residence Scheme.
A soundwalk around and across Heroes’ Square is dedicated to those people who lived it, are currently living it and who will experience it in the future. Stories from the past, monuments and buildings that have been changing over the course of time, as well as a glance at the future of the Square.
Amidst all these, the Rialto becomes the protagonist, a theatre that has been shaping a cultural identity, constituting a significant chapter in the history of the emblematic Heroes’ Square.
8 January 2023, 11:00 (Sunday)
19 February 2023, 11:00 (Sunday)
26 March 2023, 11:00 (Sunday)
9 April 2023, 11:00 (Sunday)
7 May 2023, 11:00 (Sunday)
Tickets: € 5 (Booking in advance is required).
Associate Artist Residence Scheme – Rialto Theatre
In the framework of the Associate Artist Residence Scheme, the Rialto Theatre assigns to the selected artists the development of a programme that meets its broader cultural development objectives through innovative and modern forms of artistic expression. The events must be focused on educating, cultivating and expanding the audience.
Following the play development workshop titled Develop. Develop Again. Develop Better, which was implemented last year by Paris Erotokritou in collaboration with theatre director Maria Kyriacou and writers Maria Ioannou, Avgi Lili, Stefanos Stavridis and Yiorgos Trillides, as well as actors Elena Kallinikou, Yiorgos Kyriakou, Panayiota Papageorgiou and Vasilis Charalambous, the Associate Artist Residence Scheme continues with the project titled Peripato conceived by Maria Varnakkidou and Constantina Andreou.
Through a modern and inventive process, the two artists created an experiential recorded tour around Heroes’ Square and the Rialto Theatre, which narrates, recalls old and creates new images and experiences.
Prior to the project’s implementation, the artists conducted archival research, carried out interviews with historians and artists, held workshops, open discussions, mapping and audiovisual material production.
Within this same context, the “Living Library – Connecting the Past with the Present” took place on Rialto’s stage on Saturday, 22nd January 2022, bringing together different generations carrying their own experiences from Heroes’ Square.
The first interactive walk took place on Friday, 21/10/2022 at 17:00 and two more walks followed on Sunday 23/10/2022 at 11:00 & 17:00. In 2023 the event Peripato will be taking place on a regular monthly basis.