The Sirens is a delightfully dynamic performance that dives into the Greek myth of Homer’s Odyssey. It follows the trail of Persephone’s three maidens who are transformed into half-women, half-birds when she is abducted by Hades. This is storytelling in quavers, triplets, and 7-time as sailors get seduced by the sound of these creatures from any direction. No man can help himself. Which is why, when Odysseus comes by with a trick up his sleeve to hear their beauty and not succumb to those cliffs, a new challenge ensues.
The Sirens is a beautifully written, comical work set within an evening of live music. With cushions on the floor and a sunset in replace of a fire, the evening has a relaxed atmosphere and the audience is welcome to share songs of their own.
Future Fridays is our regular programme championing new work led by Chisenhale Dance Members. Join us for a first look at seven projects which shun conventions and face the future of performance head-on.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Margaret Dewes studied extensively with the London International School of Performance Art and collaborated and performed in companies in Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, the UK. Her work is influenced by wild and exquisite nature, her passion for embodiment and a lust for life that calls for kickass creations.