And Speaking of Orestes

2008

A lucid dreamscape inspired by the Euripidean play Orestes.

Choreographer Paraskevas Terezakis has realized his personal vision through this peiceof work on a journey which explores family dysfunction, guilt, revenge and erratically, love. …And Speaking of Orestes… is a story about one child’s reality which becomes a dream to free himself from all that holds him back.

The creative process for this project involved extensive exploration on an international level involving artists from Canada, Croatia, Poland, France, Greece, and Belgium. In the peice, two men and three women explore the forces behind family dysfunction on a simple, domestically-inspired set, while live musicians animate and add texture to wonderfully visual and evocative choreography.

Length: 48 minutes

ARTISTIC DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY
Paraskevas Terezakis
DRAMATURGE
Alex Ferguson
MUSICAL COMPOSITION
Darko Rundek and Isabel
LIGHTING DESIGNER
James Proudfoot
SET CONCEPT
Paraskevas Terezakis
DANCERS
Anne Cooper, Caroline Farquhar, Delia Brett, Tomasz Wesolowski, Colin Atkins