What do you do when the state becomes the oppressor? Would you put your body on the line?
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 a contemporary world through the body and the voice of a single performer.
Scottish Dance Theatre Artistic Director Joan Clevillé presents an intimate solo work created in collaboration with acclaimed performer Solène Weinachter. 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.
Conceived and directed by Joan Clevillé
Choreography Joan Clevillé in collaboration with Solène Weinachter
Performer Solène Weinachter
Lighting Design Emma Jones
Costume Design Matthias Strahm
Sound Design Luke Sutherland
Dramaturgy Ella Hickson
Voice Jean Sangster
Written by Joan Clevillé and featuring excerpts from Sophocles’ original tragedy translated by Don Taylor and Owen McCafferty.
Antigone, Interrupted was commissioned by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative in association with Perth Theatre. Developed with the support of Creative Scotland, Dancebase, The Place, Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Dundee & Angus College and The Work Room. R&D of Antigone, Interrupted supported via South East Dance and Jerwood Charitable Foundation Dramaturg in Residence programme.