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My Mum’s Great Hug in Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

The imaginative play for children, youngsters and the old ones under the title My Mum’s Great Hug will be performed until December 29, 2012 in Michael Cacoyannis Foundation.

The play is about a mother’s embrace to a child and the power it holds over young and old. It is inspired by silent films, where actors perform voicelessly, and often resort to mimicry, but also includes recorded sounds, body percussion, tap-dancing and scat singing.

A child is scared by thunder and lightning and seeks its mother’s embrace. In a magical way, it is rejoined with its mother, becoming one with her again, and returns to the foetal stage, until it decides to leave her embrace and get born again. The cutting of the umbilical cord, the coming-of-age, and man’s attempt to fearlessly move forward and evolve, are expressed through symbolism and musicality.

Stage props are irregularly sized (some are enlarged, others tiny), just like a child would perceive them to be, and the whole play is based on rhythm and the precise movement of the actors.

After the show ends, the company will invite the children on stage for a brief interactive workshop on how to produce sounds and rhythms using their body.

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My Mum’s Great Hug in Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

03/11/2012 - 29/12/2012

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Date: 03 November 2012 – 29 December 2012 Place: Athens Venue: Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Black Box Hall, 206, Peiraios str., Tavros. Start. T.: Every Saturday at 17:00 Extra performances: Saturday 22/12 & 29/12 at 12:30. Wednesday 26/12 at 12:00.

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