Who we are
The director and theatre educator Elena Sokratous, the maker and inclusive dance teacher Eleftheria Sokratous and the actress, performer and theatre educator Naya T. Karakosta collaborate and form the core of this group. But our goal is to become more. On the 27th of December 2022 we had our first open meeting in which we have managed to constitute a larger team of people with and without disabilities. In February 2023 we begun our weekly classes with the aim to create a performance that will emerge through a collective process.
This project is warmly supported by Ipogeia Skini NGO, Synergeio Performing Arts Centre and Rialto Theatre in Limassol
Starting from the above reflections, the collective Koulou|Makka in partnership with the Rialto Theatre and the cultural institution Synergy, decided to create a mixed group of people with or without disabilities in terms of universal accessibility. That is to design and structure an environment so that it is understandable, accessible and usable by as many people as possible, regardless of age, origin, gender and abilities.
The Kouloulou|Makka collective was created out of the common need of the above three women to create a theatre group in an inclusive and diverse context. Theatre by its very nature is an art that gives space for stories to come to life before the eyes and ears of the audience. But whose stories of which people are the ones we choose to tell? Which bodies, which eyes and which ears are really given the right to experience this? If inclusion means that every individual by nature has the right to belong, participate and exist equally in every aspect of society, then how far has Cypriot society achieved this?
Want to know more about us?
You can contact the NGO Ipogeia Skini or Eleftheria Sokratous at email@example.com and at the telephone number: 99784949