Achilles

Bone cracks, blood sprays, bodies twist in desperation.

Metal pierces flesh.

The pain of loss warps into rage and revenge is meted out.

Alone in a room a young man grapples with grief, rage and loneliness through the story of Achilles.

A solo performance by Ewan Downie

Description

Created during a focussed period of research into the relationship of words and movement in performance.

Achilles uses visceral text, dynamic movement and live song to re-imagine the story of Achilles’ rage and explore the intimate interweaving of grief and violence.

Photographs by Brian Hartley (stillmotion.co.uk)

Credits

Created and Performed by:
Ewan Downie

Mentoring:
Ian Spink

Voicework:
Kristin Linklater

Achilles is supported by Dance Base, The Citizens Theatre and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

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