|Venue||Arnolfini, Bristol, England|
|First Date||22 September 1988|
|Last Date||24 September 1988|
|Part of a Tour||Yes|
|Description||One month tour of Britain Sep-Oct 1988.
"Dressed in rags, and with heads bathed in pale clay (hence both ghost-like and stoney, chimeras and solid) they move each other without touching, to the accompaniment of amorphous electronic music, and an infrequent, repetitive, narrative. At its best, the effect is magical”….Clytemnestra’s psyche (is) compelling, just as it’s the spectre of the unfractured urn which makes its fragments, its ostraka, more than rubble. ”. Venue, Bristol.
"... The kaleidoscope of images - .....a woman slowly swinging an axe, a manic chorus of six twitching and laughing performers moving cautiously across stage like some ship on an ocean of tears - all arrive from the deep well of Greek theatre, from the violent death of Agamemnon at the hands of Clytemnestra. The performers themselves are dressed in sackcloth greys and body pink - attended on stage by a sculptural chorus of tall trembling red antennae - and accompanied by flutes, bells, taped music and bloody reminiscences.
It is perhaps no accident that this company of visual musicians- whose instruments are their bodies- hails from Australia. It may be that this is one ideal location from which to preview European culture.” Arts Guardian (Manchester).
|Description Source||Reviewer's Opinion|
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|Further Information||Note: in this performance, Elisabeth had a lower back problem and could not perform. Jane Schneider took here place. the performance was filmed/videoed at Bristol and ins in an Arnolfini library.|