May 22, 2016 21:00
Ancient ruins, the sound of rubble, stones crumble, statues figures come to life in murky atmosphere, evoking the myth they belong to. The Minotaur, not only the emblem of a monstrous creature, unfamiliar, rejected and crused, is also a symbol of Cretan civilization, influential, prosperous and antagonist of Athens, gets dominated and painted as abnormal and cruel. As history becomes myth a conquerer becomes hero: Theseus.
Delving into the show, the closer we get to the monster, we enter the inner being of the hero: his interiority isn’t always bright and noble, perhaps unpleasant, unpredictable and labyrinthine, to the point that maybe, at times victim and oppressor are confused.
First off all, the intent is to provoke an amotional involvement, in order to bring forth a profound reflection on the controversial figure of the hero and the monster: what identifies one from the other? What raises our admiration or our contempt? What matters most: the ventures undertaken or their means?
The show immerses the viewer in a tome of art history in which verses, as the performers move with steps inspired by traditional dances, giving an ancestral ritual flavor.