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, the hit production from Scottish Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Joan Clevillé, will finally make its way home to Dundee Rep after being received with standing ovations and sold-out houses from London to Shetland. Featuring the charismatic Solène Weinachter, the production mixes dance, theatre and storytelling to pack all the drama, passion and big ideas of a Greek tragedy into a one-woman show.
Please note that the performance on Thursday 26 May will be filmed for archive and promotional purposes.
The performance on Friday 27 May will be British Sign Language Integrated by Yvonne Strain.
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.
★★★★★ The Skinny
"Thought-provoking, thrilling and enthralling – Scottish Dance Theatre's genre-busting solo show is a triumph"
★★★★★ Young Perspective
"an incredible spectacle...not only a physical feat, but an honest reworking of a Greek classic that brings in into this modern age, in a relatable and affirming way"
★★★★ The Scotsman
"Clevillé’s choreography, created in collaboration with Weinachter, cuts to the heart of Antigone’s teenage trauma. As her body arches and twists, pushing against the air for a salve that never comes, the pain of her situation is writ large."
★★★★ The Herald
"compellingly visceral solo...a remarkable chameleon-like quality to Weinachter’s dance, an ability to transmit complex thoughts and emotions through nuances of movement...wonderfully bold"
★★★★ The List
"a tour de force in storytelling, and its compelling pulse makes a two-and-a-half-thousand-year-old play feel extraordinarily relevant"
★★★★ The Stage
"Visceral storytelling and a bold, defiant performance"