Antigone, Interrupted

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Would you risk everything for what you believe?

A young girl ready to die to defend what she thinks is right. A king determined to impose his will as the rule of law. Antigone, Interrupted re-imagines a classic story for the modern world through the body and the voice of a single performer.

Scottish Dance Theatre Artistic Director Joan Clevillé presents an intimate solo work based on the play Antigone by Sophocles, specifically commissioned for rural venues, created in collaboration with acclaimed performer Solène Weinachter, who audiences may remember from Lost Dog's 'Juliet and 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, creating the emotion, passion and integrity of a full Greek play in a one-woman piece, for a contemporary audience, in a village Hall!

"Greek tragedies are supposed to have lots of people on stage wearing fancy costumes and masks…you have only me so wish me luck!" Solene

Age Guidance: 10+
Running Time: 60mins + Q&A

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