In Sophocles's drama, Antigone's brothers have died at each other's hands. Although the king has declared one of them a traitor, Antigone plans to defy his command and bury her sibling. In this tale from ancient Greece, morality clashes with power as both sisterly and romantic love attempt to overcome the law, eventually culminating in tragedy.
To create the music for the dance drama Antigone, Paris-based Swiss composer Philippe Heritier has reconceived and revised Carl Orff's own 1949 dramatic opera on the same classical theme to give it a contemporary sound and effects. Yvette Bozsik's choreography captures the fatalism of the Greek drama and its still-relevant message in dramatic images and movements that harmonise with the music, the stage design and the radiance of the dancers....
Sponsored by: National Cultural Fund
Presented by: National Dance Theatre
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