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The Antigone uprising: gilets jaunes and Catalan protests spark new myth

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

A new version of Sophocles' tragedy draws on the political turbulence in the home countries of its choreographer and performer ‘I didn't recognise my own democracy. The Spanish state was repressing a civic initiative. Regardless of what I think about Catalan independence, it was a real shock.” Joan Clevillé recalls the banned Catalonia independence referendum of 2017 and its ensuing violence as a “traumatic experience”. The choreographer, who comes from Barcelona and is now artistic director of Scottish Dance Theatre , decided that Greek myth would provide a powerful lens through which to...
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