A Brazilian Theatrical Week
From 13th to 20th of April, on Biotechnia Theater, we have the
opportunity to watch two unmissable performances created and
directed by the Brazilian actress and director Jeane Doucas.
Mrs. Doucas earned a scholarship by the Alexander Onassis Public
Benefit Foundation, to research Ancient Greek Drama.
part of her researches, she created two performances: Hecuba’s
(directed by Doucas) and If I’m Here, can I be there? (solo,
acting by Doucas)
fragments, a Brazilian Reading on Euripides’ play: an experimental
and intriguing adaptation
based on Euripides’
The performance explores contemporary theatre language and
cross references between cultures, making use of songs, claps
from Congado, a feast-ritual done by Afro-Brazilian descendants.
The play’s narrative is a combination of acting, storytelling
The actors’ work was based on Physical Actions techniques,
revealing the actor’s most true and deep feelings and emotions.
Translation: K.X. Miris
Direction, set and costume: Jeane Doucas
Cast: Dimitris Skondras, Mina Antoniou, Sophia Tsiami and
Graphic Designer: Dimitris Skondras
If I’m here, can I be there? A dreamlike trip to the unknown,
through images, sounds and poetry:
Our own death is a theme that we all avoid to think about.
Perhaps our biggest fear concerns not death itself, but the
precedes it. This tenuous line that separates life and death,
just before the last sigh, is the theme of this solo performance.
Moving through Physical Actions and Butoh dance, Jeane Doucas
created a personal way of expression which the power of the
body and voice reveal a world that we can only reach through
She was also inspired by the tension between life and death
existing in tragedy. Beyond this source, Doucas got inspiration
cultural references, from Brazilian popular songs, to poems
by Adolfo Casais Monteiro and Konstantino Kavafis. The texts
spoken in Greek and Portuguese (with translations).
13th, 16th, 17th, and 20th April- 21:00 h
If I’m Here can I be There?
18th and 19th April - 21:00 h
Ticket: 10 euros
Local: Biotecnia Theatre
Adress: Sapfoús, 5, 1st floor, Psiri-Athens. Fone: 6979 010364
Contact: Jeane Doucas
Fone: 6979 302667. e-mail: jeane.doucasgmail.com
A BRAZILIAN THEATRICAL WEEK IN ATHENS