> Constantinople

Conceived and composed by: Christos Hatzis
Produced and performed by: the Gryphon Trio
Vocalists: Maryem Hassan Tollar and Patricia O'Callaghan
Director / Choreographer: Marie-Josée Chartier
Scripting Advisor: John Murrell
Visual projection: Lionel Arnould and Jacques Collin (Gryphon Trio)
Set and lights: Bernard White
Costumes: Heather MacCrimmon
Sound design/engineer: Anthony Crea
Production Manager: Caroline Hollway

A multidisciplinary music theatre work, Constantinople explores the spirit of this ancient city: the cultural crossroads of East and West, a diverse urban centre often challenged by political division and clashes of faith, and a reminder of what can be beautiful in our complex, often divergent modern existence.



Bob Clark, Calgary Herald, July 31, 2004

…A mixed media triumph in Banff


John Coulbourn, Toronto Sun, November 12, 2004

…Director and Choreographer Marie-Josée Chartier blends it all together in dramatic style moving both her singers and her musicians around the stage in ways that are arresting, haunting and often deeply moving.















Chartier Danse would like to thank the following councils

for their support through project and production grants.