Goodbye, Lindita

Goodbye, Lindita
03 Feb '24 to 04 Feb '24
National Theatre of Greece / Mario Banushi

Goodbye, Lindita is a poetic farewell, a visual meditation on mourning. A family experiences grief in a muted, wordless manner, stupefied by their loss, until a series of uncanny events seems to suspend the boundaries between their world and that of the departed Lindita. Throughout the action the icon of a Madonna Nera is overlooking the proceedings and a Black woman frequents the house. Trivial house chores are followed by poetic images and rituals originating from Balkan traditions.

Festival Brandhaarden

Run time 65 minutes
Genre Theatre
Language Language no problem

Dutch premiere Sat 3 Feb
Pre programme Sat 3 Feb in the ITA Salon
After talk Sat 3 Feb in the Pleinfoyer

Goodbye, Lindita


In the complete absence of dialogue, we witness a journey, an attempt to answer a question that is as old as humanity: how can we reconcile ourselves with death? In Goodbye, Lindita the end is also a beginning and the love shared an eternal sanctuary.
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After a very successful run of shows in Athens, the performance has already begun its European tour. First stop was Bitef Festival, Fast Forward Festival in Dresden followed and there are more festivals to come. At Bitef festival Goodbye, Lindita was awarded the special award “Jovan Ćirilov” for outstanding contribution to theatre art and the Politika Award for the best director.

About Mario Banushi

Mario Banushi (b. 1998) grew up in Albania before relocating to Athens, where he studied acting at the Athens Conservatoire Drama School. During his studies he collaborated with Euripides Laskaridis as production assistant in the performance THIRÍO (Athens Biennale 2018). After his graduation (2020) he directed the short film PRANVERA (TIFF 2021) and participated as an actor in the performances Marcel Duchamp (2022) by Nova Melancholia and City Lights (2022) directed by Amalia Bennett. An extract of his first performance RAGADA was presented at the exhibition Performance Rooms 2022 (Kappatos Gallery). The complete version was staged at Theatro sti Sala (Theatre in the Living Room).

Credits


original concept, director Mario Banushi
dramaturgy Sophia Eftychiadou
sets & costumes Sotiris Melanos
music Emmanouil Rovithis
lighting Tasos Palaioroutas
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house dramaturg Aspasia-Maria Alexiou
directing assistants Afroditi Kapokaki, Theodora Patiti

cast Mario Banushi, Babis Galiatsatos, Alexandra Hasani, Eriphyle Kitzoglou, Katerina Kristo, Helene Habia Nzanga, Eftychia Stefanou, Chryssi Vidalaki

ONASSIS FOUNDATION

Since 1978, the Onassis Foundation has steadily invested in the fields of Culture, Education, and Health, always with a human-centric approach to its endeavors. The Onassis Stegi in Athens, serving as the hub of the Foundation’s cultural activities, encourages the talent and energy of local and international artists to thrive and starts conversations that aim to shake and shape society. Onassis Stegi is a center of global contemporary culture that, through a series of initiatives and works, promotes dialogue about democracy, social and environmental justice, racial and gender equality, and LGBTQIA+ rights.

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