Orfeo
Orfeo
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Company

MiR Dance Company Gelsenkirchen

Location

Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen

Date

17th October 2020

Music

Claudio Monteverdi

Lights

Stefan Meik

Costumes

Rebekka Dornhege Reyes

Video

Stefan Meik

Dramaturgy

Dr. Olaf Roth

It is in the nature of the human being to make continuous mistakes even after realizing that we have made them.

In the sung fable of Orpheus composed by Claudio Monteverdi, Orpheus himself loses his beloved Eurydice immediately after their wedding; with his songs, he will convince the god of the underworld to bring her back to the world of the living by subjecting himself to one condition: Orpheus will never have to turn around to confirm that his beloved will be following him to the real world. Curiosity will unfortunately lead him to turn around and lose her forever.

We now live in an era where in an eternal loop, we continue to make the same mistakes, not realizing that we reading a story we already know the end of.
If we knew our fate or knew what might happen around us or the people we care about most, would we still keep turning around?

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