T-BANA ANTIGONE was the winner of the STOFF 2012 Audience Choice Award .
From the platforms of Berlin’s underground to the tunnels of Stockholm’s transportation system – international group of Berlin-based creatives arrived to STOFF 2012. Premièring in Sweden and Scandinavia.
The performance is based on the timeless story of Antigone; an ancient text which enfolds the tension between working within the boundaries of customary political channels and the affectivity of operating outside pre-established frameworks. Antigone’s story deals with the existence of choice and the possibility of an alternative.
T-Bana Antigone is a collaboration between Israeli, German, Greek, Brazilian, American, Polish and Swedish female artists. In the performance 7 spoken languages and sign languages are used. The performance consists of a pre-set route through platforms and train carts. The show’s scenography is solely made up by the existing architectural elements of these particular settings. Inspired by the chorus figure in the Greek tragedy, the actions are mostly performed collectively. The performance is assembled of different kinds of engagement with the immediate live circumstances. Employed are physical choreographed sequences, theatrical rule games and a playful approach to public space whereas conventional use of narrative plays a secondary role. The performance can be viewed both by passers-by, similar to experiencing flash mob events, and audiences that accompany the performers from the beginning till the last scene and are led by a guide.
A production by Das Ist Doch Keine Art! with the support of the Israeli Embassy in Stockholm and Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL).
Performers: Heidi Erickson, Christine Utterberg, Vanessa Weinert Locke, Camila Rhodi, Polyxeni Angelidou, Jessica Cuna, Therese Steel
Movement Instructor: Naama Ityel
Producer and photographer: Magdalena Frankiewicz.
Directed by: Yael Sherill