Multimedia theatre and video performance inspired by Aristophanes' Lysistrata.
A postmodern adaptation for stage and video
Aristophanes tells the story of Lysistrata and the women of Greece who proclaim a sex-strike until their men put an end to the Peloponnesian War. In Lysistrata-X we find ourselves in a futuristic world, following the Lysistratian Revolution which didn’t end with the peace treaty, in fact, it developed and grew ever more extreme. The world is now ruled entirely by women; men are of only functional use.
At the head of the new revolution stands Lysistrata-X, a distant echo of the original gender-warrior, who has evolved into a hybrid technological being. The women of this technologically-controlled world, structure their lives through futuristic as well as pagan practices. They perform ancient female rites alongside new Motherhood ceremonies.
Yet even in this dystopian reality, the individual might still strive against the collective consciousness in an attempt to find freedom through independent thinking.
Lysistrata-X is a magical futuristic journey into the struggle of the female spirit.
***LyzistrataX is winner of the "2015 MOVE AWARD" European quality label for outstanding visual theatre - https://madmimi.com/p/9a43f5?fe=1&pact=28656923255
short interview about the project *scenes filmed here are taken from stage and light rehearsals:
By: Emanuella Amichai
concept, director &choreographer : Emanuella Amichai
video director &post production - Ran Slavin
Dramaturge: Emanuella Amichai & Nitzan Cohen
producer & light design: Ofer Lachish, Alon Cohen
Dancers performers: Gina Ben David,Meirav Elchadef,Shani Ben Haim,,Olga Kurkulina.Yishay Ben Moshe
Set Design : Emanuella Amichai & Ran Slavin
sound editing : Emanuella Amichai &Ran Slavin
sound design :Ran Slavin
costume design & styling : Roni Yaniv
assitenet producer - MIcol Pietra
pictures-Michael cacoyanis foundation
picture no 5 - Din Aharoni
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