The film documents the journey of Songs of My Neighbours across 3 countries and 2 years. In Polish, Turkish, English, Italian and Greek with English subtitles. Duration: 51 minutes.
Coordinators of EU-funded Culture program ‘Songs of My Neighbours’ Elena Agathokleous and Diomedes Koufteros interviewed on CyBC 1’s cultural program Εντέχνως by Alexia Karakanna.
Πρόγραμμα Δραστηριοτήτων: Μάιος 2014 Αυτές είναι ανοικτές και δωρεάν για το κοινό.
“By coming closer to and getting to know our ‘Other’ we attempt to face or own prejudice” says Elena Agathokleous, Mitos’ Artistic Director and Co-coordinator of Songs of My Neighbours on Haravgi Newspaper’s Sunday Culture section.
Yiorgos Onisiforou met Mrs. Ayfer Yalcın in December 2013.
Recorded on the 19th of March 2014 in Ayios Andreas, Nicosia while exchanging songs in the context of Songs of My Neighbours’ research.
While conducting research on the songs of the “other” community, Antonis Antoniou met up with Sertunç Akdoğu and Serhan Öncal.
Here’s a recording made during Marya Lowry‘s workshop on Voice and Empathetic Listening in Lemesos.
Participants in Marya Lowry‘s workshops (check them out here: Lecce, Lemesos, Wroclaw) were encouraged to respond to their experience. Check out the Journal entries from the workshops in Wroclaw and Lecce. Here’s a selection of what the Cypriot team had to say:
In December 2013, Professor Marya Lowry (Head of Acting – MFA Theatre Program at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts) traveled to Cyprus, Poland and Italy to lead training sessions in Voice and Empathetic Listening for the artist/scholar teams participating in Songs of My Neighbours, in preparation of the project’s research phase.