FUCHSIA SAIGNANT | BLOODY FUCHSIA questions the infinite potential and limits of the human being in relation to Love. It metabolizes the joy of love into a devouring and brutal passion trough a transversal narrative form close to docu-fiction where dance, theatre, image and music collide.
"In Fuchsia Saignant, a multilingual show, there is Rodrigo Garcia in the direct addressing, the aggressiveness on a hair trigger and the gymnastic side of the show. But there is also Angelica Liddell in the strong relation to femininity and the atoning suffering associated with it (a woman who suffers is a woman that is saved). Trained at Serge Martin in Geneva, the Greek author and director stands for physical theatre, interaction with the public and ardent questioning. Her work, raw and overflowing, is captivating."
Marie Pierre Genecand, Le Temps, 20.03.18
P.E.T.U.L.A. bye bye
A woman stands, resolute, a pill in her hand. On the pill she is about to swallow, there are written six enigmatic letters: P.E.T.U.L.A. Or in other words: "Do not get into trouble, get up, join us at night, wash away your sins, Adiós”. A weird way to finish with it all… In this breath taking and tragicomic monologue by Lena Kitsopoulou (2009) today’s Greece holds the main role: depressive and revolting against itself.
Who else but Anna Lemonaki to reclaim Lena Kitsopoulou's famous monologue?
A stunning "performance of experimental self-medication” by the young artist in residence of Saint-Gervais. Theatre St. Gervais, Geneva
Humankind has always been invaded by anxiety and the causes of it have changed throughout the centuries. It is different to be anxious when you find out that the earth is not flat but round, with the risk of falling into the void, than being anxious because you listen to our own fast heart beating, believing that you’re having a heart attack. There was a time when humankind was anxious about “not-knowing” – nowadays it is an overflow of knowledge that can create anxiety.
BLUE deals with the endogenous and exogenous anxiety and the symptoms it generates, through the prism of a raw, naive text underpinned by the primitive energy of Rock'n'roll.
I have never heard speaking of panic attacks so accurately. Anna Lemonaki is very sincere in this work, there is a very human aspect to it. Marie-Pierre Genecand, Space 2, RTS / Le Temps
From the point of view of its aesthetics, this performance makes us think of multidisciplinary theatre or Angelica Liddell. Singular performance, hybrid, greek, familiar and strange, near and far, which has things to tell, human things, shameful things. It talks about the healthy and the sick, the acceptable and the inadmissible, the panic disorder, the anxiety, the loneliness and what it means to grow up under the orders of others. Savvas Patsalidis, The GreekPlayProject