Alexandra Kazazou and Matej Matejka introduce their show Charmolypi, which is currently on at Summerhall. The performance is a sort of map charting the thoughts of a woman who struggles with the uncertainty of what is a dream and what is her failure to understand herself in the real world. The Greek word charmolypi encompasses the duality at the root of human experience. Loosely translated, it means “bittersweet” or “joyful sorrow”. On a more earthly level, elderly people are often said to have charmolypi because of their accumulation of experience.
Charmolypi is on at 18.20, Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, until the 24th August 2014. Find out more at http://festival14.summerhall.co.uk/event/charmolypi/ and http://www.studiomatejka.com/