Agamemnon – a feministic visual poem

Pathos Theater, Munchen

The post-Corona era has catapulted our societies into a new silence and to all their previously known limits. The Oresty, as text material lasting 2500 years, is a kaleidoscope of human and political entanglements. Aeschylus builds a lesson across generations, at the end of which he makes a choice and the decision of the goddess Athena to use her stone to get history – called democracy – rolling.

But whose story is that? Who is it about? And how is the ancient crisis fanned out for us by the current and global crisis? Death, violence, war, power, control – fear, silence, death and control again. – In Aeschylus, guilt follows guilt as an eternal cycle.

The starting point: Klytaimnestra kills her victorious husband returning from the Trojan War, the ruler Agamemnon, who sacrificed their daughter Iphigenie. But she also kills Kassandra, the seer, and with this both personally and at the same time politically motivated double murder stands up against the divine-patriarchal order. The choir comments on the events.

In an installative studio-like setting for a viewer, the performers fill in the murders of Agamemnon and Kassandra with their quarantined material, question structures of power, gender and representation, turn intimate spaces outside and make them political arenas of negotiation, trying them out Tools that are available and sing about reorganization and change of perspective.

We are not responsible for the story! We make history: NOW!

19./20. Juni 2020, Schwere Reiter, Munich, Germany
09./10. October 2020, Kristallwerk, Graz, Austria

  • Team

    project management, artistic direction & direction:
    Angelika Fink

    artistic direction & dramaturgy:
    Katja Kettner

    space design & video:
    Astrid Behrens

    scientific research & chorus dramaturgy:
    Barbara Balsei

    musical direction, composition & sound objects:
    Joe Masi

    video assistant:
    Essi Utriainen

    production manager & assistant director:
    Elsa Büsing

  • WITH

    Katrin Deltgen, Angelika Fink, Ines Hollinger, Anastasia Papadopoulou, Caglar Yigitogullari

  • Supported by

    Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Abt. Kulturelle Bildung and Abt. Internationales, Bezirk Oberbayern, Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse München