Prof. Dr. Ernst-Richard Schwinge from Kiel University speaks
about Thespis, creator of the antique drama.
Wednesday, March 7 /Antikensammlung.
Kunsthalle zu Kiel/ 19:00
Birute Marcinkeviciute -Lithuania
This solo performance is based on Sophocles famous tragedy:
Oedipus sons, Eteocles and Polynices, agreed to rule Thebes
in alternate years, but Eteocles refused to step down at the
end of his first year. Polynices then raised an army and led
it against his city. The battle ended with both brothers dead,
killed by each others hand. Their uncle, Creon, who assumed
power in Thebes, declared that, as he was the protector of the
city, Eteocles body would be properly buried, but Polynices
would be left unburied on the battlefield. But Antigone decided
to disobey. She performed a ceremonial burial -a simple sprinkling
of dust over her brothers body, was apprehended by the
guards and sentenced to death by Creon.
Birute Marcinkeviciute, actress with the Lithuanian National
Theatre, was inspired by the ancient tragedy and musicality
of it´s language and asked: What could a contemporary "chorus"
look like? How to break away from the space of traditional stage,
too cramped for the tragedy? That´s how the idea of videoprojection
was born: to create the performance as a sequence of video images...
to make a contrast by putting together outsize figures of chorus
and the small, fragile figure of Antigone.
Video director: Andrius Jakucionis; Music: Antanas Kucinskas;
Design: Jolanta Rimkute
40 minutes; in Lithuanian
Wednesday, March 7 / Antikensammlung.
Kunsthalle zu Kiel/ 19:30 (out