Ira Brami is a performance artist, mask-maker and artistic director. For the Memory of Water project, Ira Brami represented our Greek partner, the Municipality of Levadia. In this episode of our podcast, she describes the experience of working with retired shipyard worker, Mrs. Ula Ściubeł in Poland, and with community activist, Helen Kyle in Scotland during the international residency programme. She also describes returning to Levadia in Greece during the easing of COVID-19 restrictions to engage with the artists and communities of the river city for her final artwork.

Since childhood, Ira has been studying dance and music. At the age of eighteen, she moved to England to study English after which she studied at the Artez Academy of Arts in the Netherlands and at the Drama School of Athens in Greece. She has many years’ experience as a performer, as well as in the creation and presentation of theatre and performance works. Ira has worked in Greece, Poland, Denmark and the Netherlands on projects ranging in scale from intimate to large-scale festivals. She also teaches theatre and mask-work through immersive workshops. Ira was born in Greece but she enjoys working and living in different countries to experience diverse cultures.