Barricades and Legacies: Chiron in Aries, Recital #3


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Date & Time: 23/10/2022 15:00 - 17:20

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Barricades and Legacies: Chiron in Aries, Recital #3 is a performance by Frédéric Gies for seven dancers. It is conceived as an epic, a long poem depicting a mythological world through virtuosic and meticulously detailed dance.

The piece is the third chapter of the Chiron in Aries cycle of pieces, which references Greek mythology and its absorption by astrology. Following Warriors: Chiron in Aries, Recital #1 (2020) and Hope: Chiron in Aries, Recital #2 (2021).

In Greek mythology, Chiron was a Centaur raised by Apollo who initiated him to the arts of healing, music and prophecy, which made him different from the other violent and unruly Centaurs. When he was hit by a poisoned arrow he was left with a wound that never healed. In astrology, the minor planet Chiron is called “the wounded healer” and represents our deepest wounds and our capacity to heal. The sign Aries represents the ego, willpower, desire and the warrior within us. When Chiron is in Aries (as between 2018 and 2027), it addresses our deepest wounds in relation to our sense of self and our capacity to heal them.

Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes including intermission

Choreography: Frédéric Gies
Dance: Brittanie Brown, Frédéric Gies, Andreas Haglund, Disa Krosness, Julia Plawgo, Elizabeth Ward, Declan Whitaker
Music: Fiedel
Lighting design: Thomas Zamolo
Costumes: Grzegorz Matlag

Photo: Thomas Zamolo

Coproduced by Inkonst and Weld / Residence support by MARC and Skogen / with the support of Kulturrådet, Malmö Stad and Region Skåne

Weld is supported by Stockholms stad, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm