Hymen | | 18:30 | 20’ | 02/10/21

Hymen | | 18:30 | 20’ | 02/10/21

Nayia T. Karacosta

Performing The New / Presentation

Limassol Municipal Arts Center – Papadakis Warehouses

Free entrance

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