Forbidden Stories | Multimedia Performance at VOILA! Europe | 8 & 9 Nov. 7pm | Rich Mix London

The Cyprus High Commission cordially invites you to Forbidden Stories a multimedia theatre performance by Ludens Ensemble that explores the themes ‘otherness’ and exile via true stories of intercommunal solidarity that took place in the divided island of Cyprus

8 & 9 November, 7:30PM Voila! Europe Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA ticket bookings HERE

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Forbidden Stories is the third part of a trilogy on the themes of “Power and Collective Memory” created by the theatre group “Ludens Ensemble” and included in the programme of events of the European Capital of Culture Pafos 2017.

Forbidden Stories is a multimedia theatre performance that explores the themes ‘otherness’ and exile via true stories of intercommunal solidarity that took place in the divided island of Cyprus. Drawing from interviews we conducted with members of both the Greek and Turkish communities, we have developed a theatre performance that incorporates storytelling, the use of video mapping projections, live camera snippets and music. This performance makes little use of dominant historical perspectives and rather focuses on the lived experiences of the local populace. The performance aims at creating a platform that will function as a bridge between the two communities to gradually form a common narrative about ‘life’ in "Cyprus.

Ludens Ensemble is an Edinburgh-based theatre group that works with new media creating performances that ebb and flow between the aesthetics of critical distance and immersive experience.

Directed by/ Interviews: Philippos Philippou | Co-Director/Dramaturg: Vangelis Makriyannakis | Adapted and devised by Ludens Ensemble | Music Designer Isidora Bouziouri | Cast: Adam Tompa, Persefoni Gerangelou, Jenny Logan, Isidora Bouziouri | Stage Designer: Rubén San Roman| Costume Designer: Marta Aspe | Visuals: Ludens Ensemble & Panos Baras | Lighting Designer: Ian Swinscoe| Lighting Designer for Premiere: Brian Holt | Producer: Nicholas E. Wong | Poster: Panos Baras Ludens Ensemble website: www.ludensensemble.co.uk E-mail: info@ludensensemble.co.uk Facebook and Twitter: @Ludensensemble

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