My First Tragedy (Iphigeneia)
In My First Tragedy: Iphigeneia, directors Mart van Berckel and Angela Herenda bring the Greek tragedy of Iphigeneia back to its core: a poignant ritual in which man struggles with self-sacrifice and the mercilessness of fate. After carry/jump/catch and ALL THAT FOLLOWS, this is their third collaboration at NITE (Noord Nederlands Toneel/Club Guy & Roni).
Together with a cast of actors and dancers, they peel off the original tragedy piece by piece, to then build from the fragments a hypnotic trip full of dance, music and live percussion. What moves someone to sacrifice themselves? How to sacrifice yourself to allow change to happen? And to what extent is this really your choice when the outcome seems inevitable?
My First Tragedy is a gesamtkunstwerk that does not follow the lines of a psychological narrative, but attempts to share with the audience the power of archetypical myths and rituals. Down to earth, in your face, dizzying and alienating at the same time.
"In NITE's adaptation of 'Iphigeneia in Aulis', Iphigeneia is furious"