Nayia T. Karacosta
Performing The New / Presentation
Limassol Municipal Arts Center – Papadakis Warehouses
How do we talk about female bodies?
Which is the narrative that these bodies carry on?
How do our bodies transform into material for documentary theatre?
“Hymen” is the final presentation of the project “Discovering our Under/Pants” by actress and performer Nayia T. Karacosta, within the frame of the artistic
development/residency programme “Moving the new” at Dance House Lemesos.
Alongside Eleni Anastasiou, the project was created out of the need to talk about our
female bodies, our self-disposition and pleasures, through techniques derived from
Documentary Theater. This need became our research and then the research
became our play ‘’Under/pants’’ part 1. Wanted to continue to explore, the research
expanded and evolved into experiential workshops regarding the womens’ bodies as
memories, experiences and matter. Using the material that was driven out from
these workshops, the performance “Hymen” explores how the narration of the
interviewees/participants-in relation to their bodies- affects her own body as a
performer and how this “new body” can transform into a new artistic expression.
Idea | Research | Performer: Nayia T. Karacosta
Mentor: Rodia Vomvolou
Artistic Collaborator: Eleni Anastasiou