Most recent performance
There are currently no scheduled performances of Cassandra. It was last on stage 30 October—1 November 2014 as part of the Autumn 2014/15 season.
In Greek myth, Cassandra was given the gift of premonition, but cursed never to be believed. A modern Cassandra, disturbed by visions, is confined in a psychiatric ward. Is the treatment for her or just for others' peace of mind?
In Cassandra rising choreographic star Ludovic Ondiviela joins forces with singer songwriter Ana Silvera. Inspired by Wislawa Szymborska's poetry on the Ancient Greek myth of Cassandra, they explore the complexity and ambiguities of how madness is defined – and how it is treated in today's society.
Ondiviela uses a lyrical language of dance to explore madness, and the alienation and stigmatization its diagnosis brings. He is aided by Silvera's hauntingly beautiful, folk-inspired music. By taking us inside Cassandra's head Ondiviela and Silvera question how we respond to behavior defined as madness and explore the contradicting emotions it provokes in us, from compassion and pity through to panic and fear.
News and features
31 October 2014
23 October 2014
16 October 2014
9 October 2014
24 September 2014
1 September 2014