Achilles

 

sing goddess

sing the rage of achilles

that sent down to darkness so many souls

making their bodies carrion

for the birds and dogs to tear

and their families wait forever for their coming home

Description

Company of Wolves re-imagines the myth of Achilles in a heart-stopping solo performance by Ewan Downie.

Achilles tells the story of the greatest hero of the Greeks during the Trojan War: how his best friend is killed by the champion of the Trojans, his desperate grief, and his terrible vengeance. In a fusion of storytelling, dance and song, Achilles is the story of a man’s exorcism: a burning out of his vulnerability, his rage, and his humanity.

Performances in Glasgow and Edinburgh, October 2017 and January 2018. Details to follow shortly.

Credits

Created and Performed by:
Ewan Downie

Mentoring:
Ian Spink

Voice work:
Kristin Linklater

Set and Costume Design:
Ana Ines Jabares-Pita

Lighting Design:
Alberto Santos-Bellido

Dramaturgy and Music:
Anna Porubcansky

This project is supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.
In association with Platform, Dance House, and The Citizens Theatre

This performance will be part of manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2018 produced by Puppet Animation Scotland.

Achilles was developed with support from Dance Base, The Citizens Theatre and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

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