“Woman Floating” by Alexandros Papadiamantis
Director: Dimitris Babilis
The “watery” short story by Alexandros Papadiamantis, “Woman Floating”, takes place in those regions where the sea caresses the land during the tide, and where the sea is far from the land during low tide, in the way that sailors come and go as months and seasons pass, leaving behind their loved ones, who must to learn to live in their absence.
This is how this “woman floating” lives: the wife of Captain Karadis, who floats in an ocean of happiness when he returns to the island, but in seas of loneliness when he departs. Immersed in passions that are especially strong whenshe cannot share them, she tries to find ways ofconsoling herself, even when there is no release from her grief.
The way in which the play is directed aims to translate the short story into a verbal score, which converses with the natural landscape of the place and the sounds which transform it;it creates a narrative soundscape on stage, in which the actors present not only Papadiamantis’s characters but also the dramatic environment which shapes them.
Cast: Viky Kyriakopoulou, Ioanna Bogdanou