Interview Sylvana Seddig, Actress, Berlin -Coronadays


Pictures all with (c) Jeanne Degraa

Links: (on my agency´s website there pictures a free to download)
https://www.volksbuehne.berlin/de/kuenstler-innen/6211/sylvana-seddig
https://www.studlar.de/schauspielerinnen/sylvana-seddig

https://vimeo.com/62548051

Where are you living?

Berlin.
How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

This morning I felt like 80. Well, 75.

Tell me about what you do?

I am a German-Greek woman. I am an actress. I am a dancer. I an excessive reader, coffee drinker and I love to smoke.I am girlfriend, daughter, friend, cousin, niece and a few things more.

What inspires you?

Books. And People. – their thoughts, their creative work, their daily struggle, their heroism, their fights… you name it. I find a lot of inspiration for in my colleagues. The way they approach a text, a personae, a scene. The way each one approaches their own artistic challenge.I am inspired by the will-power of people around me.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

Are we talking pre-CoVid-19? “Back then” it varied quite a bit depending if I am rehearsing for a new theater-production or not. If that is the case it usually consists of:Coffee-breakfast-rehearsal-coffe-lunch-reherasal- work-out/learning lines- performancing – dinner, cigarettes and a drink.In varying order.
If I am not rehearsing I am taking dance classes as much as I can during the day since I have been trained as a dancer and my desire to move will probably stick with me for the rest of my life.
But maybe at the moment it is also inspiring to read about my Corona-structure? A lot of things are actually the same: Coffee – breakfast – going for a walk – online-workout (dance, yoga, functional training) – coffee – lunch- office, studying Greek, creative work, workout – another walk – dinner – movies, reading, talking to friends and family via Skype or FaceTime.

What are some of your favourite sources for information?

The German newspaper „Die Zeit“; the radio station „DLF – Deutschlandfunk“

How does social media influence your life?

Well, I use facebook and Insta and try not to be used by it. Still, I do check it everyday and I „perform” via these channels quite a bit. There is a thought though which really changed my awareness towards these platforms which I would like to share (funny word in this context): 
Facebook and Instagram suggest that we are the customers when really we are the product which is being sold. 

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