A stark and stylised performance of this most familiar of tales, of boundless ambition and greed and the destruction it ultimately wreaks.Visual technologies – video projections and animation – accompanied by a dynamic DJ set and darkly brooding sound world, transform Shakespeare’s words and narrative into a visual language of potent and symbolic movement and imagery. This dramatic canvas of images also draws upon the theories of Bertolt Brecht and silent era film aesthetics, creating an intriguingly alternative interpretation of Macbeth’s rapid rise to power and even more precipitous fall.
MACBETH: WITHOUT WORDS
Who is or maybe what is Ubu Roi? King Ubu, sublime and ridiculous at once, usurper to the throne of the land of Baloney carries a brush instead of a sceptre, and dreams of his ‘Pâté de dog’ while he liquidates enemies and friends.
Ubu Roi’ is a multimedia theatre performance, a ludic study on the workings of power where four actors become part of a carnivalesque ensemble that incorporates puppetry, the use of masks, objects and video mapping projections accompanied by live DJ set on stage.
UBU ROI BY ALFRED JARRY
A project based on the events of 1963-64 and the War of 1974 between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots in Cyprus. A new performance will be created using real stories of solidarity, friendship and love from this period of war.
Folk stories and songs from both communities (Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots) will be employed to highlight the rich cultures of Pafos and it is hoped that the project will strengthen relations between the two communities.
Forbidden Stories will be developed in Edinburgh in collaboration with local drama groups, artists and performers.
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