After the successful series of performances at the Polis Theatre in Nicosia last year, Lia Haraki's A future to die for will be presented in Limassol at the Rialto Theatre for two performances.
The performance, which is a tragic comedy is a pitching event of services and products related to the survival of humanity amidst the imminent, almost irreversible ecological catastrophe. Shall we carry on functioning in a capitalist way amidst these urgent times? Are the principles of competition and division a way of surviving or a means of destruction? Through the latest funeral rituals one can already plan while still alive, the special must have survival kit and the switch to a nutritious diet of vegan ambelopoulia, there is still light at the end of the tunnel….and all the above to the sound of the song ‘Homo Auditus’ by Ven. Concept/ Direction/ Song: Lia Haraki Performers/Creative team: Alexis Vassiliou, Andreas Kentis, Arianna Marcoulides, Eleana Alexandrou, Lia Haraki Text: Lia Haraki in collaboration with the creative team Music/Sound Design: Yiannis Christofides Stage design: Yiannis Toumazis Costumes: Arianna Marcoulides Dramaturgical advisor: Guy Cools Business coaching advisor: Avyie Savvidou Technical director: Yiangos Hadjiyiannis Guest artist: Aleksandra Borys Graphics: Christina Pandjarou Photographer: Pavlos Vryonides
Lia Haraki is an artist / performer of performing arts and performance and she works across the disciplines of choreography, performance, deviced theatre, music and what she calls repetitive poetry. She studied Dance Theatre Studies (Laban centre, London) and works in Cyprus since 2003 in the frame of the artistic structure pelma.Lia Haraki.
In her pieces, sociopolitical norms, the heteronormative and issues related to value are questioned through satire and self-sarcasm, while fragility and empathy are underlined as human necessary qualities.
Her performances have been presented amongst others in the Athens and Kalamata Festivals, Royal Festival Hall, Bozar Brussels, Unesco Paris, The Place, Julidans Amsterdam, Tanec Praha and other. She has been one of the artists who represented Cyprus in the Venice Biennale for visual Arts in 2013 with the solo ‘Tune In’ curated by Raimundas Malasauskas (Special mention for the Cyprus and Lithuanian Pavilion). She has been awarded two times the choreography award at the Cyprus dance platform (2003, 2005) and her works were two times short listed by the Aerowaves network (2004, 2009).
Lia’s largest scale project called ‘The Performance Shop Concept’ explores the value of performance as an immaterial artform and was selected as one of 25 best practices in Europe by the EDN Network in 2016.
She is a lecturer at the dance programme of the University of Nicosia and the president/founding member of Dance House Lemesos.
Since 2019 she is the coordinator of the ‘performance laboratory’ of the Οpen Up EU Programme for underrepresented artist led by NiMAC in association with the PIerides foundation. In the frame of her collaboration with Nimac at Th eatro Polis OPAP the last two years, she has curated/organized residency programmes, collaborative projetcs and performances with local and international artists.
The performance is in English
Media Sponsors: CyBC, Kanali 6 The project is part of the TERPSICHORE 2021 programme of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, co-produced by NiMAC, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, in collaboration with Pierides Foundation.
Rialto Theatre – Thursday 3 & Friday 4 February at 20:30
Tickets: €15/10 I Οnline tickets at rialto.com.cy & Rialto App
Rialto Box Office : 77 77 77 45
(Mon-Fri 10:00-15:00 and 2 hours before the performance)