The Jhiva of Nietzsche
Jhiva: that which inhabits the body and gives it life.
Is it the soul? Our consciousness?
What does our Jhiva do, while we live?
The life of the famous philosopher F. Nietzsche unfolds onstage through the eyes of his Jhiva. He is born, lives a solitary existence, hating humanity, repressing his every urge, suffocating any inclination towards religious faith, fearing death, and ultimately collapsing from the chaos which led to his creativity. After going insane, he dies.
What does his Jhiva do while his mind and body shut down?
“…the production is slick, clearly well-thought out, and inventive in its fusion of multimedia, dance sequences and music. Kontaxati is clearly a gifted performer. Her physicality and mannerisms as the soul are instantly likeable and capture a true, unaffected sense of innocence and purity.” EdFringe Review 2012
"Great video footage (credited to Eleni Cosma) as the story of Nietzsche’s journey through his life to the final loss of touch with his soul. … The climactic moments, such as the beginning of Nietzsche’s romance with music, are the best." The Skinny 2012
3rd-5th November 2011 9.00pm and 6th November 7.00pm, at Artos Foundation, Nicosia (Greek)
11th-12th November 2011, 8.30pm, at Youth Foundation, Larnaca (Greek)
25th-26th November 2011, 9.00pm, Old Vinegar Factory, Limassol (Greek)
28th January 2012, 7.00pm, Artos Foundation, Nicosia (Greek)
11th February 2012, 7.00pm, Youth Foundation, Larnaca (English)
12th February 2012, 7.00pm, Artos Foundation, Nicosia (English)
18th May 2012, 8.00pm, Theatro Ena, Limassol (Greek)
3rd-18th August 2012, 12.05pm, TheSpaceUK, Fringe Festival, Edinburgh (English)
Korina Kontaxaki (Playwright, Actress)
Eleni Cosma (Director, Film Designer)
Nathalie Kyrou (Set Designer)
Elsa Souroulla (Choreographer)
Heleniq Argyrou (Sound Designer)