New York (NY)
© Christophe Raynaud de Lage
Time & LocationSeptember 25 – October 6
Park Avenue Armory (New York, NY)
Famed Japanese director Satoshi Miyagi creates a new version of Antigone that examines this ancient play through the prism of Japanese culture, turning the stage into a flowing river of water, known in many spiritual beliefs to separate the world of the living from that of the dead. This fresh take presents a mesmerizing play about loss and memorialization in a way that is both timeless and timely, mixing the foundational principles of Greek tragedy, Japanese Noh theater, Indonesian shadow play, and Buddhist philosophy to negotiate the boundaries of intercultural encounters while creating a new theatrical universe of globalized proportions.
This is a production of Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC), adapted by Park Avenue Armory and presented in collaboration with The Japan Foundation. Antigone is part of Japan 2019, a series of events highlighting Japanese arts and culture in the United States throughout 2019.
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