The Myth of the River
This film is made for a background scenography for stage performance of ” Woman Running with the River” by Gonca Gümüşayak .
Accademia Teatro Dimitri – Master of Arts in Physical Theatre, final piece
Directing/Choreography, Concept: Gonca Gümüşayak
Performance: Gonca Gümüşayak
Video & Sound Editing: Adrien Borruat, Gonca Gümüşayak
How does the first creation story was underwater.
How did the life start? How the first living creatures in the water been fertilized and given birth in the water?
The story of all us under water. before and after birth.
“The Myth of the River”is about a new creation myth of humankind. She goes through a journey by the river where she discovers the equal ‘origin of life’. “The myth of the river” empowers her integrity. – Gonca Gümüşayak-
“The permanent quest of human has always been to question the creation, to understand the nature and the universe. By the help of myth, the fiction and the reality intersects. The performance proposes a journey full of images inspired by the symbolic aspects of the myth.
Gonca Gümüşayak is a choreographer and contemporary dancer in field of physical theatre. She is a studied sociology and choreography, which makes her sensitive to social issues in her artistic creations. Since 2010 she initiated “Performance Planet”, where she creates performing arts project with collective of artists in İstanbul. Her early projects are “Hayali and Sureti”, “Liquid Politics”, “ Silent Scream”.
Adrien Borratu is physical theatre artist and filmmaker, born in Switzerland. He finished high school of Art and Design of Geneva. He continues his studies at Accademia Teatro Dimitri.
Silvia Sabogal is filmmaker and graphic designer; She has graduated from SUPSI, Visual Communication Department, Lugano in 2018.
Thanks to research period of rehearsal team and the filming crew of “ Women Running with the River” (WRWR)
Director: Gonca Gümüşayak
Filming Crew: Silvia Sabogal, Teresa Caruso, Adrien Borruat, Gonca Gümüşayak.
Cast Film:Gonca Gümüşayak.
Animations: Ayhan Malkoç, Thomas Brown, Kelvin Stephen Boyd , Walid Aziz, Nobles Green, Josh Bird, Eric Small, Hoc Kho, Erin Frederikson
Transportation: Francesco Saporito
Thanks to Supporters of the WRWR Stage project:
Accademia Teatro Dimitri, SUPSI, Master Campus Theatre CH, Fondazione PARS, Zonta Club di Locarno (Empowering Women Through Service & Advocacy)
Thanks to Scholarship of Study at Accademia Teatro Dimitri: Fondazione Pierino Ambrosoli
Special Thanks to: Staff of ATD, Corinna Vitale, Silviana Vogt, Marlies Baertschi, Michela Moro, Francesca Marcacci, Michela Ceroni, Steffi Mertzner, Luisa Braga, FUNDUS ATD, Richard Weihe, Beth Harris, Pavel Stourac, Dante Carbini, Ricki Maggi, Carmelo. Şirin Duruk, Evren Erbatur, Mirjami Heikkinen, Francesco, Ayhan, Lia, Martin, Adrien, Christoph Siegenthaler…
Graphics: Silvia Sabogal, Foto di Gonca Gümüşayak, Model: Valea Völcker
3 May 2019, 20.30
4 May 2019, 18.00
Locarno Teatro Paravento
edited by Adrien Borratu