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Exploring art, immigration and the female body. The Caryatid story via burlesque, clowning, physical comedy. Traditional Greek music.
14 backers pledged £1,000 to help bring this project to life.

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Your support for the following project is very important in order to manage to perform Caryatid Unplugged for the full run of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013. There has been great effort from the creative team and we are very close to reaching our goal. Support our attempt to a make a performance that is a playful forum for social and political discussion.

In the June 2011 debate on whether to return the Ancient Parthenon marbles to Greece, David Cameron tells Parliament that ‘Britain has no intention to lose its marbles’.

In July 2012, he announces to the House of Commons Liaison Committee that contingency plans were being hatched to block Greek citizens from entering the UK.

But what about the Caryatid? In an exploration of art, immigration and the female body, Evi Stamatiou tells the Caryatid story via burlesque, clowning and physical comedy with unplugged traditional Greek music.

Creatives

Performance Maker: Evi Stamatiou
DIrector: Philippos Philippou
Music Composer: Andréas Papapetrou
Set/Costume Designer: Ariadne Kritonos
Voice Over: Aiden Strickland
Movement Coach: Danai Pappa
Executive Director: McKathy Valentina
Graphic Design by Nora & Dimitris Stamatiou

Evi is a Greek, London based theatre practitioner and educator. She has 10 years of international professional experience. In 2010 she established Upopirates, a theatre company based in Athens, and won a distinction for the performance Thinking about Jean Genet’s Tightrope at the Off Off At Colonus Theatre Festival. She is focused on practice-led research, working on multimedia on stage, post-modern, experimental, physical, devised, intercultural and interlingual theatre. Since 2011 she is a HE Lecturer at Wessex Academy of Performing Arts, accredited by Bath Spa University. She is a member of Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, NY.

Caryatid Unplugged is part of the HILL STREET SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL at the Hill Street Solo Theatre, the oldest Festival Fringe venue – now in constant operation for the last 34 years. The programme is presented in a new, dynamic collaboration between Scotland’s Universal Arts and the Face to Face Festival of Solo Theatre (London).

Risks and challenges

Our challenge is to make sure this voice of the New Wave of Greek Immigrants and the current confusion on Greek identity is heard at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013. The risk is we may not manage to meet the costs for all the performances and being obliged to stop without completing the full run of the festival. However, we strongly believe in the creative team's commitment in the goal and their creativity in fundraising.

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    The Caryatid will write your initials on her body, take a picture of it and email the picture to you!

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    You get a ticket to the show and a drink with the creative team afterwards!

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    The Caryatid will invite you to a Greek cooking party she will organise in Edinburgh in August 2013!

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