The island of Cyprus is divided. Negotiations for reunification are thwarted by a history of hate and fear. Based on real stories of people from the Turkish and Greek Cypriot communities, this multimedia performance combines storytelling, video-mapping, shadow-play and music to create a tale of solidarity that transcends the current division.
Forbidden Stories is the third part of a trilogy on the themes of Power & Collective Memory created by the theatre group Ludens Ensemble and included in the programme of events of the European Capital of Culture Pafos 2017.
Drawing from interviews conducted with members of the Turkish and Greek communities, this performance makes little use of dominant historical perspectives and rather focuses on the lived experiences of the local populace. The performance aims at creating a platform that will function as a bridge between the two communities to gradually form a common narrative about ‘life’ in “Cyprus.
Please note: Performed in English with some Greek and Turkish.