choreography, performance: Magdalena Meindl; sound: Evamaria Müller; costume: Federico Protto
shown at: Schwere Reiter München as part of Performance Antigone Archivoper by Rendezvous 3000
supported by: Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München
Offenes Feld zooms in on a detail of Sophokles’ drama Antigone, in which a guard draws the short straw of having to deliver bad news to the merciless king Kreon: against the emperor’s decree, the corpse of Antigone’s brother has been buried in broad daylight. Torn between his sense of duty and the fear of Kreon’s wrath, the guard talks about his body that refuses to do what is expected from it: legs won’t run, brath stays calm.