08.05.202420:00 - 22:00KVS, BrusselsKVS BOL
09.05.202420:00 - 22:00KVS, BrusselsKVS BOL
STAN created an open-air performance in the summer of 2022 in Elefsina (Greece), the birthplace of Greek tragedy writer Aeschylus. In 2024 they join forces with Olympique Dramatique to adapt Clytaemnestra for the theatre. In this performance, three versions of the famous Greek tragedy come together: Aeschylus’ original text, Ted Hughes’ masterful English translation, and the raw interpretation Blood Bath by Gustav Ernst. By placing these three readings in parallel, the bottomless hunger for war and toxic masculinity come to the surface, and we see the character of Agamemnon in a new light.
The cast consists of a group of Belgian and Greek actors, as well as a Filipino and a Norse performer. A polyphonic ensemble that embodies various perspectives and uncovers the dynamics between dancers and actors. A dissection of misogyny, both 2500 years ago and today. Of hunger for power and of violence, and of the indifference with which we undergo brutalities. An inquiry of current-day (gender) identities and truths. With the formal framework of: when does intuition take over from rationality?
“If evil is in this wind, let it blow over.”