Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Resolution tickets are on sale!!

685 tickets for Resolution! 2011 sold in the first 24 hours. Get your tickets now - while you still can!! Support The Ophelia Project!!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Resolution! at The Place for The Ophelia Project

The Ophelia Project will perform She Walks in Beauty on 10th January 2011 at 8pm as part of the Resolution! programme at The Place.

We are currently in rehearsals with a new cast working on our performance. Rehearsals are currently taking place at The Lost Theatre on Wandsworth Road and at The Place, Euston.

We are all looking forward to showing the piece on this great platform for new choreography.

Director: Rhiannon Brace.
Designer/Assistant Director: Alison Alexander.
Cast for Resolution!: Nicola Higgins, Yalan Li, Yi Lu,
Beverley Palmer,
Elizabeth Richey, Radhika Sangwan,
Andreia Serras and Andi Snelling.

Tickets go on sale 6th December

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Performance in Germany: "Social Porn 2010" by Regina Fichtner @ Atomino Festival in Germany 27-26/8/2010

Atomino ist ein internationales Festival für interdisziplinäre Kunst und Musik. Vom 27.-29. August wird das Textilmuseum Crimmitschau Veranstaltungsort für: Ausstellung (Malerei, Fotografie, Objekte, Film), Live-Acts (Bands, Performance), Djs und Latenightshow ab 0:00 Uhr mit mehr als 40 experimentellen Künstlern aus 18 Ländern.

Atomino is an international festival of interdisciplinary arts and music. From 27th-29th august in the Textilmuseum Crimmitschau: Exhibition (painting, fotografie, objects, film), Live-Acts (Bands, Performance), Djs and Nightshow with more than 40 experimental artists from 18 countries.


Thursday, 29 July 2010

Finding Heaven in Carlos Acosta Premieres

I am really excited to be currently working at the London Coliseum in Carlos Acosta's Premieres. It is a really inspiring production with many mixed media collaborators and featuring the amazing Pegasus Choir. Hearing them warm up yesterday in the Coliseum's canteen was an amazing moment that filled the room with admiration. Given my own love of choral music combined with physical expression and the use of projection in performance, I am in some kind of heaven, which is apt as one of my roles is a soul walking towards the light.

Rhiannon Brace
The Ophelia Project

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Riches Uncovered - Vivacity Festival in Docklands of East London

Celebrating two years countdown to the Olympics!!

Join The Ophelia Project this Saturday at Riches Uncovered - Vivacity Festival in Docklands in East London. This performance features some new material and featuring soloist Nicola Higgins.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Sadler's Wells Global Dance Contest Entry

After a lot of hard work filming and editing The Ophelia Project have finished their 3 minute film which they have submitted to Sadler's Wells Global Dance Contest for 2010.


You can also find this film on our You Tube channel: -


With many thanks to Alison for all her hard work on the film.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

The Grand Re-Opening of Hatcham Gardens

Saturday 29th May 2010 marks The Grand Re-opening of Hatcham Gardens

The Ophelia Project will perform in the marquee at 2.30pm

Activities on the day, organised by the New Cross Gate Trust and Friend’s of Kender Green Spaces, include table tennis and chess tournaments, tea dance with cakes, sandcastle making, cookery demonstrations, plant sale, exotic animals and many other activities for children and grown-ups.

Refreshments will be available on the day but feel free to bring a picnic to make use of the new lawn.

Nearest tube and rail: New Cross Gate and Queens Road Peckham

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The Ophelia Project at The Latin American Cultural Week - The Practice of Freedom at IOE Student Union

Rhiannon's The Ophelia Project will perform on Tuesday 18th at 18.30 followed by a solo performance by Natalie Karamichali who is a performer in The Ophelia Project.

During the performance we see the performers move in and out of formations battling with the comfort of group conformity and the freedom of the individual.

Concept/Artistic Direction: Rhiannon Brace
Assistant Director/Design: Alison Alexander
Cast: Natalie Karamichali, Mabel Encinas, Umi Pratsis, Beverley Palmer, Andi Snelling, Anita Karklina
Voice: Rhiannon Brace

For more information please see the link below: -

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Last Week: "Social Porn 2010" in Prison

SPECIAL EVENT on the 5th of May '10: The stage performance "Social Porn 2010" was transformed into an installation in an OLD POLICE CELL.

Two performers were taking a dark ironic approach on Reality TV using methods of film, documentary, original TV texts and everyday movements. They created an absurd living room in a cell to reveal how these shows break the taboos.

Concept: Regina Fichtner
Performers: Regina Fichtner & Antje Hildebrandt

Event: 5/5/2010 Hairy Mary @ The Old Police Station in Deptford / London.

Curated by Pattern Fight

Photos by Gareth Barnes

Have a look on our photo album "Social Porn 2010 in Prison" on Facebook:

Sunday, 2 May 2010

5/5/10: "SOCIAL PORN 2010" by Regina Fichtner @ The Old Police Station in Deptford / London

"Social Porn 2010" by Regina Fichtner @ THE OLD POLICE STATION in Deptford / London

!!Come along and watch "Social Porn 2010" in a very special setting: in an OLD POLICE CELL !!!

Artistic Direction: Regina Fichtner
Performers: Regina Fichtner & Antje Hildebrandt

EVENT: "Hairy Mary" curated by Pattern Fight (Frances Du Pille, Ed Currie and Sarah Ruff)

This year at The Old Police Station in Deptford. Pattern Fight Performance brings together some of London's most daring performers, to offer an alternative experience of a profound, visceral and comical nature. Expect interactive Live Art, Drag acts, Burlesque, performance poetry and cross disciplinary performance, Cheap drinks and the chance to cause havoc in a real life police station.

5th of May 2010; 19:30 - 23:00

The Old Police Station in Depford

114 Amersham Vale




Regina & Antje

Thursday, 29 April 2010

The Ophelia Project at Variety Box

The doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm. The admission fee is £5 on the door. After the show at around 11pm there will be an afterparty until 2am.


Lots of performances - a few drinks - a night of truly artistic performances

When you buy your ticket please mention THE OPHELIA PROJECT as we get £1.50 back from the price of your ticket.

Really look forward to seeing you there!!

The Ophelia Project

Confirmed cast list: Nicola Higgins, Umi Pratsis, Beverley Palmer, Andi Snelling, Natalie Karamichali and Mabel Encinas.
Director: Rhiannon Brace
Lights/Design and Technical Support: Alison Alexander.
Assistant director: Alison Alexander

The Others
6 and 8 Manor Road London N16 5SA
Tube: Finsbury Park, then 106 bus
Train: Stoke Newington (from Liverpool Street)
Buses: 67, 73, 76, 106, 149, 243, 476 (all stop @ Stoke Newington BR)

Monday, 19 April 2010

The 2nd Sharing of The Ophelia Collective

Programme of the Sharing
at Chisenhale Dance Space

Social Porn by Regina Fichtner
Performers: Regina Fichtner and Antje Hildebrandt

Solos by Nicola Higgins
including extract of The Riverdance

Solo work in progress by Natalie Karamichali

The Ophelia Project
Performers: Umi Pratsis, Nicola Higgins, Natalie Karamichali
and Rhiannon Brace.

Get well soon to Mabel! We missed you!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Last Weekend: "Social Porn 2010" by Regina Fichtner at The Brockley Jack Theatre (Scratch at The Jack)

Last Sunday Antje & Regina performed "Social Porn 2010" at The Brockley Jack Theatre in South London.

New video footages CLICK:

Many thanks to our friends, who came to the show & Many thanks to The Brockley Jack Theatre.

Regina & Antje

Next performance date:
****5/5/2010 at The Old Police Station in Deptford/London***

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The Ophelia Project photographed by Paulina Czyz

Many thanks to Paulina Czyz who photographed The Ophelia Project in rehearsals in early March. It is wonderful to have such a high quality photographs to be used for the project.

Profile: www.starnow.co.uk/paulinaczyz
E-mail: creativepaulina@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The Ophelia Project to Perform at Riches Uncovered Festival

The Ophelia Project will be performing at Riches Uncovered which is a cultural festival happening in East London on 24th July 2010.

Please see the festival website for more details: -


Watch this space for details of further performances of The Ophelia Project over the next few months.

Director of The Ophelia Project

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Update: "Social Porn 2010" by Regina Fichtner work in progress

Working Methods: Everyday Movements / reduced movement dances

Stage 1 (solo - Performer: Antje Hildebrandt)
Stage 2 (solo -Performer: Regina Fichtner)
Stage 3 (duet - Stage 1 + 2 combined)

Social Porn:
Deals with Reality Shows, where the stories of particular families and individuals exposed live in front of the camera.
Using methods of Film, TV, Documentary, Body Language and everyday movements, the performers create ironic situations on stage, to reveal how these shows break the taboos.
The performance works with original texts of soap operas and scripted texts by the perforers.

Concept: Regina Fichtner
Performers: Regina Fichtner & Antje Hildebrandt

Post Scriptum: "Tower Hamlet" by W. Shakespeare / Feb 2010

Regina Fichtner mimed Hamlet & Claudius in "Tower Hamlet" by W. Shakespeare last February in London:

"When Hamlet sees the ghost, he's embodied by an incredibly talented female mime, conveying his fear, horror and fascination through her movement across the stage [...]" (LONDONIST 19/02/2010)

A large cast explore five different kinds of theatre: Traditional British Shakespeare, Stanislavski Tradition, Lecoq Tradition, Mime and the Grotowksi Tradition
in a performance of Hamlet

Director John Seaforth and Admiration Theatre
seek to exceed ordinary expectations of theatre
to explore theatre as an art form
in a way no conventional production does

Showing it's the not the story
but the way of telling that makes theatre creative

Performances were from the 2nd to 21st February
at The Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton Square.



This Sunday: "A Recall to Catherine the Great" by Regina Fichtner at the Jewish Museum London

The interactive Live Art Installation "A Recall to Catherine the Great" by Regina Fichtner is part of "Optimistic Immigrants"at the Jewish Museum London.
"A Recall to Catherine the Great": Regina originated from a German-Russian family, which came back from Russia to Germany in the 1970’s. The whole installation is about finding a home and a (cultural) identity.
In the middle of all this sits "A Recall to Catherine the Great".
Come along and have an audience with a special "Queen".

When you are in the presence of the QUEEN,
at no point must you show your back or touch her!



Optimistic Immigrants: A multimedia event exploring the lives and adventures of East European immigrants in London. Live-Music, Cinema, Performances and...Vodka inclusive.

Location: Jewish Museum London (Camden)
Date: Sunday 28th March 2010
Time: 7:30 pm

Previous exhibitions:
"Mile End Ancestors"
in East London, August 2009

"British Performance Festival"
at the pad in Mainz / Germany, October 2009

Further Information:

Monday, 22 March 2010

A weekend of performances!

The Ophelia Project takes to the Stage.

This weekend (20th and 21st March) the project performed at a sharing at Newington Dance Space in order to gain feedback on the performance. Newington Dance Space is a favourite of mine as we are always made to feel so welcome by such a friendly crowd. We enjoyed a lovely evening performing and watching other performances.

On Sunday we performed at a theatre pub, Brockley Jack Theatre. This was a very different space for us as it is much smaller than the space we are used to. The cast adapted very well to the smaller space and executed another performance with real professionalism and concentration.

We are going to enjoy a couple of weeks break now for Easter and to digest all the wonderful feedback we have gained. We will soon be in the studio again preparing for a season of summer performances.


Monday, 22 February 2010

Going to New York!

I would like to share my joy of going to the other continent. Everything happens of course in name of my dance education. In a few days I will find myself in a biggest jungle of the world. I think as a monkey it won't be that shocking ;) I'm gonna study in Merce Cunningham Studio on International Visa Program. All of these seems overwhelming... I still cannot believe I am actually going there.
I would be grateful for some fingers crosses right now... =)


Saturday, 6 February 2010

The Ophelia Project - new pics!

Cast update (from left to right in the above picture): -

Nicola Higgins, Umi Pratsis, Beverley Palmer, Natalie Karamichali, Carly Jukes, Sophie Linin and Mabel Encinas.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

The Ophelia Project moves into 2010

Today was the first rehearsal of The Ophelia Project of 2010. We welcomed two new performers, Sophie Linin and Umi Pratsis, to our group and worked on learning the material as well as developing a new floorwork section. We are working towards the second sharing of The Ophelia Collective which is due to take place in February at Chisenhale Dance Space.

We are also working towards our performance at Scratch night at Brockley Jack Theatre on 21st March.


Saturday, 2 January 2010

after Crimbo

I wrote so many things today, it looks like I have too much time!
But I prefer having time, than not having time, if you know what I mean. Because actually I think that you are not necessary able to "have" time. Forgive me my words as I am still coming back to life after New Years Eve party which was kind of spectacular this year.
Please feel free to look up for my private blog which probably shows what Uncle Booze can or cannot do. But being serious, which is what might prove dangerous when talking about my case, it is not necessary the effect or alcohol misuse, but permanent personality disruptions.


I wish you all the best in New Year.
I wish you guys celebrations of Every Second, and let the fireworks go!

PS- I can also ruin New Year!