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Picture Perfect / SRSLYyours Ensemble

The Performance

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Meet Lea, Max and Mia, the protagonists of “Picture Perfect”.

@Rialto Theatre - Premiere and Performances: March 16 & 17, 2021

Strangely detached from themselves and others, the 3 performers are engaged in a curious activity. They reenact iconic images from a large photographic archive as a way to understand their presence and connection to the world.

The award-winning* Ensemble SRSLYyours challenges the theatrical experience, connecting 3 protagonists, 1 virtual butler and the audience in one single group-chat for stage. While the audience is following the performance partly live, partly along an image-/text-based script on their digital devices, fragments of a broken history unfold: the sound of a bird, the Kardashians, Hiroshima, a drowned boy…

Navigating through this digital wasteland – and gradually engaging their voice, body, breath and tears – the performers discover a potential loophole to rise from the “techno-scientific” obsession of simulated imagery toward rediscovering a real human experience.

In English. With excerpts from Wagner’s «Tristan and Isolde».

About the Ensemble / SRSLYyours*

SRSLYyours is an international group of performers, dramaturges, researchers and visual artists based in Cyprus, Germany, Sweden, Greece and Switzerland (Artistic Directors: Achim Wieland and Marios Ioannou).

We understand theater as an incentive for social change –perhaps a political one. We embrace cross-genre and participatory formats and believe the stage to be the

perfect place for people to meet and exchange ideas in the most essential way

avoiding conventional narratives and ready-made truths. Dramaturgy, research, direction, writing and visual means are equal components which inform each other in fluid processes and within non-hierarchal structures. We like many cooks in the kitchen and have good reason to be perfectionists and dreamers. Seriously.

*National Award 2019/MilanOff, Grand Prix Stockholm 2020/Stoff, Best Theatre Performance on Berlin Stages 2017/Zitty, Berlinale Issue.

Credits:

Direction / Dramaturgy: Achim Wieland Co-Dramaturgy: Marios Ioannou

Performers: Marios Ioannou, Elena Kallinikou, Marina Makris

Text: Achim Wieland, Marios Ioannou (with the support of participating performers and collaborators).

Movement: Michalis Aristidou

Interactivity Support and Development: Diego Armando Aparicio

Text Support / Editor: Rania Iakovou

Sound Editing / Composition: Dimitris Savva

Light Design: Yiorgos Lazoglou

Costume / Set Design: Andreas Antoniou

Make-Up: Anna Agathokleous

Production Liaison / Interactivity: Yiangos Hadjiyiannis

Production Assistant: Polymnia Tsinti

Partners: Rialto Theatre, Goethe-Institut Cyprus Supporter: Dancehouse Limassol

Thank you: Tanzfabrik/Berlin, Barry Church-Woods (Civil Disobedience), Sakari Laurila.

Rialto Theatre, Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 March, Starting Time: 19:00

In English / On Stage

Limited Seating (Pre-Booking Required)

Rialto Box Office : 77 77 77 45

Tickets: € 15 / 12 www.rialto.com.cy, Rialto App

Audience Notification:

> To be able to attend the performance, a personal smart phone is required for each audience member. The smart phone is only for personal use and will be functioning as a reading / viewing device in a group chat for the duration of the performance only.

> The performance will be partly followed on a smartphone using the Whatsapp application. We ask the audience members to bring their smartphones charged and to download the application BEFORE arrival at the theater. Further instructions will be given before the event so the audience is kindly requested to arrive at the theatre 30 min before the start of the performance.


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