Theatre Encounter | AESCHYLUS: FRAGMENTS
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“8.5 out of 10 […] A¬†highly successful synthesis of two cultural traditions

(review by

Based on the lost Trojan War plays of the monumental Greek tragedian, AESCHYLUS::FRAGMENTS is an all-new collaborative creation combining expressionist dance and experimental music into a grisly and unnerving commentary on war, trauma, honour and fragmentation.

Ankoku Butoh, a Japanese expressionist dance tradition, forms the backbone of this new performative interpretation of Aeschylus’ works. The butoh style invites practitioners and audiences to explore the “darkness” within the body, the essence of memory, and the unknown before and after life.

Presented November 16, 17 and 18, 2017 at the Abattoir @ cSpace King Edward (Calgary, AB)

Created and Performed by KAYLA BIGRAS, VAL DUNCAN and JOHN WARKENTIN. Music + Sound Design by JOHN WARKENTIN. Set + Lighting Design and Stage Management by SKYLAR DESJARDINS. Photo + Video by ANDREW LONG

Special thanks to Georgette Pare, Tom Allen and Long & McQuade Calgary