Ifigeneia is sacrificed by her father so that the Greek army gets wind of the war and they can retrieve the hijacked Helena from Troy, in a decade-long war. So the story goes. But what if Ifigeneia could have written her story herself? What if she had not sacrificed herself for her father, for her homeland? What if she had been allowed to be a woman - a young woman, with a voice, with words.
Ifigeneia's anger takes on many colours and a proposal is made for how to move forward, not only with her character, but also with our view of our shared past. Ifigeneia is a spoken dance performance, Tessa Hall takes on the choreography and, together with Maaike Neuville, explores the relationship between text and dance that takes place beyond the illustrative, beyond the predictable.
This performance is the second part of a cross-disciplinary diptych. In She., Maaike Neuville's debut novel, you follow Ada, an actress on her way to a theatre to perform on stage her self-written monologue, an adaptation of Ifigeneia. What you don't get to read in the book, namely the play itself, is now staged by Maaike Neuville and Tess Hall and interpreted in a lived way by Adanna Unigwe.
- 15 Nov 23 — Knack Focus (BE) - "Het is echt geen toeval dat die oud-Griekse tragedies ons blijven fascineren" (interview Maaike Neuville en Tessa Hall n.a.v. 'Ifigeneia')
- 13 Nov 23 — De Morgen (BE) - Maaike Neuville werkt rond vrouwelijke woede in eerste theaterregie (interview Maaike Neuville n.a.v. 'Ifigeneia')