The Chorus Project // Agamemnon

A feministic visual poem

2020 The post-Corona era has catapulted our societies into a new silence and to all their previously known limits. The oresty, as text material lasting 2500 years, is a kaleidoscope of human and political entanglements.Aeschylus builds a lesson across generations, at the end of which he makes a choice and the decision of the goddess Athena to use her stone to get history – called democracy – rolling.

But whose story is that? Who is it about? And how is the ancient crisis fanned out for us by the current and global crisis? Death, violence, war, power, control – fear, silence, death and control again. – In Aeschylus, guilt follows guilt as an eternal cycle.

The starting point: Klytaimnestra kills her victorious husband returning from the Trojan War, the ruler Agamemnon, who sacrificed their daughter Iphigenie. But she also kills Kassandra, the seer, and with this both personally and at the same time politically motivated double murder stands up against the divine-patriarchal order. The choir comments on the events.

In an installative studio-like setting for a viewer, the performers fill in the murders of Agamemnon and Kassandra with their quarantined material, question structures of power, gender and representation, turn intimate spaces outside and make them political arenas of negotiation, trying them out Tools that are available and sing about reorganization and change of perspective.

We are not responsible for his story! We make history: NOW!

TEAM

project management, artistic direction & direction: Angelika Fink
artistic direction & dramaturgy: Katja Kettner
space design & video: Astrid Behrens
scientific research & chordramaturgy Barbara Balsei
musical direction, composition & sound objects Joe Masi
video assistant Essi Utriainen
production manager & assistant director: Elsa Büsing
Technical Director Martine-Nicole Rojina

WITH

Katrin Deltgen, Angelika Fink, Ines Hollinger, Anastasia Papadopoulou, Caglar Yigitogullari

THE CHORUS PROJECT

The international co-production THE CHORUS PROJECT is a cooperation of PATHOS Munich with Upstart Theater London with Birminghham Youth, MKC Skopje and the Theater am Lend in Graz. Funded by the Creative Europe Fund and the Kulturreferat München.

A presentation of digital formats based on the respective local projects is planned as part of the festival “Democracy 2.0” together with a digital discourse program for 2021 at Schwere Reiter & Online.