Theatre Day I

Theatre Day I
18:00 Theatre Day I (Debating Hall, Teviot Row House)

[Free Admission]

Theatre Programme – Explorations

Syn Festival 2018 presents six performances inviting audiences to sail into uncharted territory and explore the boundaries between the familiar and the undiscovered. Six encounters with the unknown. Six explorations of identity, community, memory, fantasy and the deep longing for a place to call home.
A bold experimentation in the language of theatre that encompasses installation, performance, physical theatre and spoken word.

Syn Festival is very pleased to present a festival exclusive: an exciting new durational collective performance, juxtaposing LabyrinthZ – Memory No.2, Ongi Etorri and Nomads. Audience members are welcome to freely enter/leave/re-enter during the evening.
Please consult the performance schedule below.
Please note that admittance is subject to availability.

Performance Schedule:
6pm. Doors open. The installation LabirynthZ – Memory No.2 will be constructed live before an audience. Ongi Etorri will be performed in the same space, in repetition.

8pm. Performance of LabyrinthZ – Memory No.2 and Nomads.

8.45pm. Performance of LabyrinthZ – Memory No.2 and Nomads.

9.30pm. The installation LabyrinthZ – Memory No.2 will be deconstructed in front of audience. Ongi Etorri will be performed in the same space, in repetition.

10:30 Latest audience admittance.

About the performances:

LabyrinthZ – Memory No.2
Syn Festival presents Zoe Katsilerou’s Scottish premier of LabyrinthZ, bringing her installation to Edinburgh for the first time since its 2017 debut on Hikkaduwa Beach in Sri Lanka.
Memory no.2 is a durational installation and performance, echoing memories of connections between people.

Physical theatre partnership Foxfire Theatre presents the story of two folktale characters from Finnish and Scottish mythology meeting for the first time. The piece explores the themes of Otherness, love and unbreakable bonds.

Ongi Etorri
Driven by her personal experience, Itsaso Exteberria Monreal offers up an interactive performance that explores identity, home and stereotypes through Basque, Spanish and Scottish cultures.

The performances, as part of Syn Festival Edinburgh 2018 programme, are supported by The National Lottery Awards for All Scotland.

Donations will be given to projects supporting the homeless in Edinburgh.