Antigone, Interrupted - Image: Maria Falconer
Antigone, Interrupted - Image: Maria Falconer

Scottish Dance Theatre: Antigone, Interrupted

Note: some performances may be due to cancellation. Please check with the venue.

27th February Shetland Arts, Mareel
3rd March The Place, London
13th May Dundee Rep Theatre
14th May Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
16th May Lochgilphead Sports Centre
19th May Leeds Playhouse
21st May The Barn, Banchory
30th May Universal Hall, Findhorn

A re-imagination of a classic Sophocles story whose central question remains enduringly-relevant: what do you do when the state becomes the oppressor? Would you put your body on the line? Making his debut as Artistic Director of Scottish Dance Theatre, choreographer Joan Clevillé’s Antigone, Interrupted is an adaptation for our contemporary world, performed solo by the acclaimed 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, in a portrayal of a young girl ready to die to defend what she thinks is right.

Having premiered at Perth Theatre 14th February, the performance continues to tour Scotland and northern England.

Image: Maria Falconer