27 July, 7pm
Dance history is at the heart of Panayiotou’s lecture-performance Dying on Stage, incorporating a wide range of readings, video clips and archival material, and an interlude by dancer Jean Capeille addressing the concept of “tragic irony”.
Inspired by Rudolf Nureyev’s lavish 1991 staging of the classical ballet La Bayadère, choreographed while his health was critically deteriorating, Dying on Stage is a romantic meditation on the impossible theatrical representation of death. Exploring various literal, metaphorical, symbolic deaths, and playing dead on stage, Panayiotou examines the vicious relationship between the spectator, the actor, and the characters trapped in the action.
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