“16 Stories Towards Me” is the new international colaboration between Marinaio Teatro (Berlin) and Leonel Henckes (Brazil).
Marinaio Teatro and the brasilian actor Leonel Henckes, have been working together since 2013. Their first collaboration was the performance “The Stranger and Other Ordinary Tales” that took place in Berlin in 2014.
In 2015, they produced and tour the play “FOREST UNDER THE SEA” by Christina Kyriazidi, in Brazil with the sponsorship of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture and the Bahia State Government through the award of FUNARTE.
At the moment, they are working on the project “16 Stories Towards Me”, a solo performance of Leonel Henckes under the direction of Christina Kyriazidi.
It is based on 16 stories, springing from short narratives, true events, song lyrics and poems. Diaspora, love, loss, memory, parenthood, time and travel. A man stepping in himself to find the world.
16 STORIES TOWARDS ME
A personal journey based on 16 stories, springing from short narratives, true events, song lyrics and poems. Diaspora, love, loss, memory, parenthood, time and travel. A man stepping in himself to find the world.
16 chairs. 16 spectators. 16 stories. And one man.
One man staring at your eyes.16 stories between the two of you. The stories that made him what he is today. Childhood anecdotes, family secrets, the first love, diaspora past and travelling future. Sporadic memories, true or fictitious, lingering between the need to hide and the need to reveal.
How many of my stories you need to know to get to know me?
a solo performance of Leonel Henckes
direction: Christina Kyriazidi
The opening taked place in Berlin in January 2017.
Leonel Henckes is in Berlin with the Brazilian grant ‘Edital de Mobilidade Artistica da SECULT/BA’.