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Antigone, Interrupted re-imagines the Greek tragedy for a contemporary world through the body of a single performer.
In his first creation as Artistic Director of Scottish Dance Theatre, choreographer Joan Clevillé (Plan B for Utopia, The North) presents this intimate solo performance by Solène Weinachter (Lost Dog - Juliet & Romeo). Using his distinctive mixture of dance, theatre and storytelling, Clevillé examines the notion of dissent in democracy, and how the female body can be the target of oppression but also a powerful tool for resistance.
Duration: 65 mins
★★★★★ "Thought-provoking, thrilling and enthralling – Scottish Dance Theatre's genre-busting solo show is a triumph" - The Skinny
★★★★★ "an incredible spectacle" - Young Perspective
★★★★ "Clevillé’s choreography, created in collaboration with Weinachter, cuts to the heart of Antigone’s teenage trauma." - The Scotsman
★★★★ "compellingly visceral solo...a remarkable chameleon-like quality to Weinachter’s dance, an ability to transmit complex thoughts and emotions through nuances of movement...wonderfully bold" - The Herald
★★★★ "a tour de force in storytelling, and its compelling pulse makes a two-and-a-half-thousand-year-old play feel extraordinarily relevant" - The List
★★★★ "Experimental, inventive and hugely daring" - Broadway Baby
Age Recommendation: 12+
TUE 3 MAR: Free post-show talk in The Place Theatre
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists.
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Conceived and Directed by: Joan Clevillé
Written by: Joan Clevillé and featuring excerpts from Sophocles' original tragedy translated by Don Taylor and Owen McCafferty
Choreography: Joan Clevillé In Collaboration With Solène Weinachter
Performer: Solène Weinachter
Lighting Design: Emma Jones
Costume Design: Matthias Strahm
Sound Design: Luke Sutherland
Dramaturgy: Ella Hickson
Commissioned by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative in association with Perth Theatre.
Developed with the support of Creative Scotland, The Work Room, Dance Base, The Place, Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and Dundee & Angus College.
R&D of Antigone, Interrupted supported via South East Dance and Jerwood Charitable Foundation Dramaturg in Residence Programme.
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Spring Season 2020