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.

Achilles premieres on the second day of Platform’s Eastern Promise Festival, Saturday 7 October 2017, 5pm, alongside RM Hubbert, Leyla Josephine, and Sexual Objects. Check out the full festival line-up here.

Future performances of Achilles to be announced at Citizens Theatre and manipulate Visual Theatre Festival in January 2018.

Please Note!
A return bus will leave Mono, King Street each night:
6pm on Friday 6 October
and
4.30pm on Saturday 7 October.
£5 return each day.

Please email info@platform-online.co.uk to reserve a space

Performances

When
Where
Booking
07/10/2017
5:00pm
Platform
0141 276 9696 (opt 1)
Book Here

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

Supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland
In association with Platform, Dance House, and Citizens Theatre

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

Early development for this project was carried out in 2015-16 with support from Dance Base, Citizens Theatre and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

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