Dog-Tomb – Site specific performance
July 8-6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8 July: 6pm / 8pm.
9 July: 2pm / 5pm / 8pm.
Performances are 45 minutes each.
Tickets are contribution based –
Donations will go towards covering the fees for the artists’ materials and travel costs as the group currently have no funding to cover these.
Funding for rental of the gallery space provided by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
‘Dog-Tomb’ is an experimental, site-specific performance that explores the story of the mythical Trojan queen, Hecuba. The script merges a range of ancient sources from Homer’s Iliad to Euripides’ Trojan Women to look at how these ancient stories have formed a foundation for the way in which the tales of transgressive women have been told. In Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Euripides’ Hecuba, the former queen reaches her end by being turned into a dog who is left to roam Greece until she dies. Her fate is a punishment for her transgressions and is a brief and dismissive conclusion to her story of suffering and grief . ‘Dog-Tomb’ seeks to reclaim Hecuba’s transformation, to tell her story from her perspective and to thus offer a performative ritual burial for this mythical woman.
Event image by Marika Tyler-Clark
Hecuba – Karina Zakharyan
Chorus – Deepali Foster
Chorus – Muge Karan
Writer, director and artistic director – Zoe Harris-Wallis
Assistant director – Zoe Morris
Paintings – Marika Tyler-Clark (@marikatylerclark_art)
Costumes – Chloe Dootson-Graube (@dootyart), Scarlett Pochet (@scarlettrosep), Johanna Hehemann (@johannahemn)
Music – Magda Hunt Onatra (magda.onatra) and Laura Siebenhaar(@l44ra)