Monday, June 11, 2012
Heroes and Games (in Italian with English subtitles)
On the occasion of the London Olympics 2012, this theatrical performance aims to represent the universal values that unite people in stories of winning, losing, sacrifice and pain, from the Greek-Roman tradition onwards. It takes the form of a discussion about the classics and about myths that propose and reinterpret the ideal of the hero.
From Homer to Virgil, with particular attention on the latter, Massimiliano Finazzer Flory travels between hero figures, mythologies and the stories that mark the history of humanity.
Three literary masterpieces will be performed in a stage reading accompanied by music composed specifically for the play and by contemporary dance.
The reading also involves the projection of art works of the Roman and Italian school, representing the gestures and athletic attitudes of the stories’ protagonists.
The ancient epic poems are exemplary images of the human lifestyle and its authenticity. A selection of key moments from three incredible works - Iliad, Odyssey and Aeneid - allow us to trace an evolutionary trail that culminates in the figure of Aeneas. There will also be a little tribute to English Theatre; a passage from Shakespeare’s Hamlet that recalls a section of the Aeneid.
The Ilio delenda music was composed by Dario Arcidiacono (on CD).
Approximately 70 minutes.
Date: Monday, June 11, 2012
Opening times: 7pm-8,15pm
Venue: Italian Cultural Institute
Organised by: Italian Cultural Institute
In collaboration with: British Museum
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