Christina Kyriazidi is the founder of several international art projects.
STORIES IN BERLIN
A storytelling podcast
Stories in Berlin is a storytelling podcast that delves into the cobbled streets of Berlin and explores the city's history through anecdotes, personal tales and experiences of Berliners, old and new.
Created by Christina Kyriazidi, the founder of the STORY FOR FOOD initiative, this podcast tours Berlin to audio-collect stories that otherwise would be lost.
Get to know the palpitating city of Berlin through its stories and sounds.
-------- 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝟭 was launched in spring 2019 for a total of 24 episodes. It features true stories from Berlin-based writers, activists, musicians, filmmakers and founders of initiatives and organizations that give Berlin its unique vibe.
🎧 Listen to Season 1 on 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗯𝗲𝗮𝗻.
-------- 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝟮 was launched in late 2019 for a total of 11 episodes.
It is a collaboration between Christina Kyriazidi and Icelandic musician Smári Gudmundsson. In this season, we bring you old stories that took place in the city of Berlin, accompanied by original music written by Smari
🎧 Listen to Season 2 on i𝗶𝗧𝘂𝗻𝗲𝘀, 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗲𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆, 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗯𝗲𝗮𝗻.
-------- 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝟯 is launched in spring 2021 for a total of 14 episodes.
This season consists of an audio reading of the novel 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙱𝚎𝚛𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚛𝚜 by Christina Kyriazidi, a collection of semi-fictional stories about the life of Berliners in the times before, during, and after the corona pandemic.
🎧 Listen to Season 3 on 𝗶𝗧𝘂𝗻𝗲𝘀, 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗯𝗲𝗮𝗻.
STORY FOR FOOD
An alternative economy based on stories
After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.― Philip Pullman
STORY FOR FOOD is an original idea by Christina Kyriazidi that proposes a model for an alternative economy based on stories. The initiative aims to promote oral storytelling and collect undocumented stories, stories that otherwise would be lost. We organize story installations, storytelling workshops, acoustic cinema and a series of events, where a selection of stories are translated into food (FOODBACK), music (MUSICBACK), art objects (ARTBACK), songs (SONGBACK) etc We also run the Berlin Story Hub and monthly live radio shows dedicated to stories on the Berlin Brandenburg Freies Radios. Its' mission is to help value stories in society by encouraging the practice of sharing them and, of course, fostering the culture of listening to them.
Our Stories is a non-profit civil organization (NGO) that aims to record stories and create a story audiovisual archive, produce theatre, cinema, radio, and visual arts events, publish books and magazines, organize theatre, cinema, and radio workshops, create an artist residency and promote the cooperation and exchange with corresponding artistic organizations and institutions in Greece and abroad, as well as to organize the International Storytelling and Performing Arts Festival We Love Stories, which takes place annually in Chania, Crete.
WE LOVE STORIES
International Storytelling & Performing Arts Festival
We Love Stories is an International Storytelling and Performing Arts Festival that takes place in Chania, Crete. Through literature, visual, and performing arts we share stories and folk tales from different parts of the world with the participation of international artists.
It is organized by STORY FOR FOOD (SFF), a Berlin-based international platform for collecting and archiving oral stories. SFF audio collects and archives anonymous stories that would otherwise be lost, and exchanges them for food. Co-organizers of the festival are the Region of Crete, the Municipality of Chania, and the OurStories Foundation.
Finally, We Love Stories wishes to give the visitors of the festival the opportunity to record their own stories in the SFF Story Audio Archive. Each story recording is exchanged for a coffee in different parts of the city, while food gift vouchers are offered to unemployed people. Stories from specific communities (immigrants, Roma, etc.) are also recorded within the frame of the festival.
We are looking for a theatre language that whispers under the skin, in order to give voice and form to the unknown inside us. We use our body and voice in a poetic, non-conventional way, both as a source of inspiration and as a tool for creation. We wish to transform ideas into concrete actions and to affect with physical sensations rather than words. Through a universe of images, sounds and sensations, we travel the spectator to unvisited lands, with a dynamic narration, that is neither linear, nor descriptive, but progresses with leaps of associations, offering him the space to create his own stories. Our line of work is based on what we call oniric theatre.
marinaio teatro was founded in Berlin in 2010 by Christina Kyriazidi and it concentrates on actor research and training, the creation of performances and street actions, and on international collaborations.
L A B
[Laboratory Actors Berlin]
A studio dedicated to theatre research, training and creation.
L A B [Laboratory Actors Berlin]
is a studio dedicated to theatre research, training, and creation for young actors.
It organizes workshops, intensive circles, and long-term classes.
It runs in Berlin under the artistic direction of Christina Kyriazidi.
A theatre festival connected to an International Exchange Meeting of theatre groups.
The International Theatre Festival KNOTS: Exchange Meeting Of Theatre Groups was founded in Berlin in 2011 by Marinaio Teatro as an itinerant theatre platform.
In 2013, the Argentinian group In Teatro joined the organization of the festival and hosted the second edition of the festival in San Pedro, Bs.As., Argentina.
The third edition took place in La Paz, Bolivia in 2015, hosted by Teatro Grito.
The fourth edition is to take place in São Paolo, Brazil in 2017, under the organization of Impulso Coletivo.