Primal storytelling and contemporary sensibilities collide in a sensual and physical re-envisioning of Greek myths in the world premiere of MetaMorphoses by the young German playwright Nora Kopp, based on the Roman Poet Ovid’s original.
MetaMorphoses presents a poetic kaleidoscope of transformations that mesmerises with its tales of Midas, Aphrodite, Myrrha, Eros, Psyche, Dionysus and many more deities and mortals in a sharp-edged meditation on the joys and perils of being human.
Female sensitivity challenges the aestheticized violence in Ovid’s original, since many scenes touch on consent, body image, trans issues, the capitalist crisis and the human experience in times of overpowering change. Thus, our MetaMorphoses articulates a performative commentary to current hot topics.
The performance is in English.