ANTIGONE Dance Production
Eurocircle Philly invites you to meet us at:
THE KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
An International Dance-Theater Production
Antigone is an international production that exemplifies an emerging medium of the performing arts, dance-theater. Dance-theater combines music, movement and speech to portray the themes found in famous literary works and historical events.
Antigone was created through international cultural exchanges and collaborative projects between Americans, Canadians and Russians, which began in September 2004. Rebecca Davis initiated the
creative process when she was selected by the international Fulbright Review Committee to study in Russia based on her choreographic potential. The creative team presenting the work in Philadelphia will be a collection of 23 artists and performers from Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Toronto and Saint Petersburg,
Antigone: A Word From the Choreographerâ€¦-
Background and Theme
Inspired by Sophocles’ play Antigone, this work depicts the sacrifices suffered by individuals when acting in a way they personally deem honorable . Antigone disobeys the orders of the king, Creon, when she buries the body of her dead brother, a fallen warrior. Creon sentences her to death. My work integrates dance and drama to tell this story through movement and the spoken word.
My aim is to convey the emotional journey of an individual as she accepts a punishment for an action that she believes was morally right and noble. Although this piece tells the story of a specific young girl, the overarching theme is universal and relevant to diverse audiences. Each of us has been forced to accept the negative consequences for a personal conviction we held at some point in our lives. By observing how Antigone handles a similar situation, we can better appreciate the challenges that face us each day. It is this universality that makes the piece significant.
Dialogue, Music, and Costume
In constructing this piece, I chose to use excerpts from Sophocles’ text and a haunting musical score to simultaneously convey the story and the emotion initiating the movements. The dialogue, which I recorded as a voiceover, creates the dramatic intensity of the environment.
March 17, 2006, 7:30 PM
The Kimmel Center, Broad Street, Philadelphia
Tickets: $34 Cash Payable to Irene Kotok, Eurocircle
Eurocircle will meet in the lobby of the Kimmel Ctr.
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