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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 DirectorJoan 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.

Visceral storytelling and a bold, defiant performance.

– The Stage

Weinachter gives a masterclass in storytelling and makes a two-and-a-half-thousand-year-old play feel extraordinarily relevant.

– The List 

Creative team
Conceived and directed by Joan Clevillé
Choreography Joan Clevilléin collaboration with Solène Weinachter
Performer Solène Weinachter
Lighting Design Emma Jones
Costume Design Matthias Strahm
Sound DesignLuke Sutherland
Dramaturgy Ella Hickson
Voice Jean Sangster
Written byJoan Clevilléand featuring excerpts from Sophocles' original tragedy translated by Don Taylor and Owen McCafferty.
BSL Integration Yvonne Strain

 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.