Scottish Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Joan Clevillé’s newest work Antigone, Interrupted received its world premiere at Perth Theatre on 14 February 2020, ahead of touring the UK. An intimate solo work created in collaboration with Solène Weinachter (National Dance Awards 2018 nominee for Romeo and Juliet, Lost Dog) the show is performed in the round, re-imagining the Greek tragedy of Antigone for contemporary audiences. Using their distinctive mixture of dance, theatre and storytelling Clevillé and Weinachter’s unique language pushes the boundaries of dance in a reinterpretation of Sophocles’ original tragedy with newly written text.
Exploring the strength and vulnerability of the body as a tool for resistance and civil disobedience, Antigone, Interrupted follows the story of a young woman who disobeys the law and puts her body on the line to defend what she thinks is right. The result examines the value of dissent in contemporary democracy and how the body (and in particular the female body) can be the target of oppression but also a powerful tool for challenging social injustice.