" Blending the animate with the inanimate, the story explores the life which exists in every object that carries emotions and sentiments. "
WHERE / WHEN
17 05 2019, 12:00 pm.
Klaipeda drama theatre, Chamber hall
Director Evgenia Tsichlia, Thanos Sioris
Stage designer Thanos Sioris
Composer Aggelos Aggelides – Antonis Skamnakis
Advisor on manipulation Michel Villee
Cast Evgenia Tsichlia, Thanos Sioris Light design: Christina Thanasoula – Melina Mascha
Duration 40 mins
“I can’t remember what I was first, a money box or a giraffe. People keep feeding me coins that I never seem to be able to digest. My nights are full of dreams. Sometimes I become a cuddly toy and someone puts their arms around me. Sometimes I’m in the forest, running in the midst of high treetops.”
A giraffe money box changes hands and becomes alive in the minds of its different owners. Without it, a little boy would lose its only friend and, later on, a lover of the sky would never reach so high. Blending the animate with the inanimate, the story explores the life which exists in every object that carries emotions and sentiments. Movement, music and light combine in a visual and poetic piece where humans, puppets and objects interact and explore their relationship with each other.
Hop Signor puppet theatre was founded by Evgenia Tsichlia and Thanos Sioris. Having studied and worked in different fields such as theater, education, science, crafts and humanities, they found in puppetry a common ground for expression. Puppets, with their poetic and symbolic power, became for them the means to share stories. Hop Signor use minimal scenic elements that leave space for the exploration of movement. It is this movement, in conjunction with the use of sound and light that form the company’s non-verbal vocabulary. Their stories are inspired by places, objects and people. They are funny stories, moving stories, stories that invite you to complete them with your own imagination and sentiments.