Performer Paloma Zavala (Spain) wrote: “One day Penelope wakes up and realizes that Ithaca is not real. She thought for years that it was the land where she belonged to. She believed that the island and herself were the same thing since Ulysses and Ithaca were one. She was Ulysses.” Penelope is the story of a woman in search of herself. A contemporary tale of love.
LIFE. Paloma writes her diary and walks around Malasaña in Madrid.
VISUAL POEM. Video performance where the character builds ships.
ANIMATION. Penelope, myth of endurance, love, and faithfulness.
VIDEOINSTALLATION created shooting this story: penelopeiswaiting.com
SCRIPT by performer/artist Paloma Zavala.
VIDEO. Dream from Penelope is Waiting.
Odysseas Fyssas (Greece) is called Odysseus, which is to say, Ulysses. The myth in his name and his spirit runs his life. Untiring traveler, he was born in Greece, lives in Paris, and speaks in English to the film crew.
LIFE. Odysseas travels through France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Slovenia. Walking, biking, on the subway, on a boat…
VISUAL POEM. Videoart featuring the song I am Piano by Peter Broderick.
ANIMATION. Ulysses, myth of the conquest of great goals in life, and romantic love.
PHOTOS including Odysseas in Crossing Stages European Project.
SCRIPT by scholar/performer Odysseas Fisas.
VIDEO. Making off Filmming Crossing Stages features this character. .
Mihaela Wabra Cuckler (Slovenia) is a flamenco dancer. She works in front of the mirror. She need it to improve her technique and feel high. And in front of the mirror, sometimes, she falls down.
LIFE. Mihaela dancing, rehearsing, snapping selfies, reflecting herself in the water… Living in Ljubljana.
VISUAL POEM. Painting performance where walks on life are full of metallic reflections.
ANIMATION. Narcissus, myth of the excess of love for oneself.
PHOTOS including Mihaela in Crossing Stages European Project.
SCRIPT by dancer Mihaela W. Cuckler.
VIDEO. Mythical Visions shows one of Crossing Stages actions.
Marta Rodríguez (España) talks with the clouds. She tells them that she´s thinking of putting a leather skirt on, listening to loud music, and becoming a different type of girl…
LIFE. Marta feels like a perfect girl in a perfect life. That´s why she feels the sirens call?
VISUAL POEM. Contemporary dance for a siren, turned into Ulysses, to untie herself from the mast.
ANIMATION. Sirens, myth of the attraction for the unreachable and forbidde
PHOTOS featuring Marta in Crossing Stages European Project.
SCRIPT by performer Marta Rodríguez.
VIDEO. Absolute Innocence dance workshop.
Pelayo Álvarez (Spain) leaves his thoughts about life in an old recording machine. He talks to the listener of the future. Someone who will understand him. He says: “I wont take my eyes out like Oedipus. I´ll observe the tragedy. I´ll learn. And, from there, I´ll keep walking”.
LIFE. Pelayo finds his memories in a silver toboggan, keeps balance over a pole, and plays chess.
VISUAL POEM. Videoinstallation with early cinema footage based on the dream of living in New York.
ANIMATION. Oedipus, myth of maternal love, tragic fate, and the quest of life..
PHOTOS including Pelayo at Crossing Stages European Project.
SCRIPT by performer Pelayo Álvarez.
VIDEO. In Search of the Myth presents a theater workshop attended by this character.
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Gonzalo de Morais (Portugal) works in a theater selling tickets. He watches performers with a great passion and a bit of envy –his golden dream is becoming an actor.
LIFE. In a regular day for a young man in a Portuguese village something is about to happen.
VISUAL POEM. Bunraku, Japanese puppet theater.
ANIMATION. Jason and the Argonauts, myth of fighting to achieve our dream
PHOTOS including Gonzalo at Crossing Stages European Project.
SCRIPT by performer Gonzalo de Morais.
VIDEO. Whisperers has been presented in Spain and Portugal.
Aline Jaulin (France) is a woman who dissolves into herself. Split in two, she struggles to follows both her mind and heart.
LIFE. Aline practices tai-chi in Paris, plays Alice in Wonderland in Madrid, walks at Teatro Goldoni in Tuscany…
VISUAL POEM. Videoart featuring the song Brev by Siri Nilsen from Norway.
ANIMATION. Antigone, myth of filial love and the life´s adversity.
PHOTOS featuring Aline and Université Paris Diderot team at Crossing Stages European Project.
SCRIPT by scholar/performer Aline Jaulin.
VIDEO. Les sept dormants shows a performance by French artist Isabelle Barberis.