The mythic Prometheus, the tragic god who stole fire for humanity, is coming to Istanbul in September, 2010. The Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency Theatre and Performing Arts Directorate, the Attis Festivalof Athens and the Stiftung Zollverein from Essen have joined together this joint project.
The three theatre groups, the Attis Theatre from Greece (Theodoros Terzoupoulos), Studio Players from Turkey (Şahika Tekand) and Rimini Protokoll have created a new vision of the Prometheus legend. The first two plays were staged in July in Istanbul. The final version of Prometheus is a film screening presented by the German theatre group, Rimini Protokoll, takes place on September 22, 2010, at the Istanbul Modern Cinema Hall. Tickets for this performance are free.
Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel of the artists’group Rimini Protokoll, bring their film production by Athina Tsangari and HAOS FILMS of Athens to Istanbul. It first debuted at the Hellenic Festival. Created at the Odeon theatre of Herodes Atticus, beneath the Acropolis, 103 citizens of Athens from age 2 to 92 years old participated in this event after being asked which character they most identified with. The questions asked in thisfilm was how we still relate and identify to the events and characters of ancient mythology and do they still have relevance for us today in the modern world.
Prometheus in Athens will be presented by Helgard Haug, Daniel Wetzel, Sebastian Brünger and Prodromos Tsingoris. The film is in Greek with Turkish subtitles and runs 110 minutes. Directed by Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel.
To view this film, Prometheus in Athens, September 22, 2010, at the Istanbul Modern Cinema Hall. Tickets for this performance are free of charge.