The Silence of Eurydice

Dorinda Hulton

in Classics in the Modern World

Published in print October 2013 | ISBN: 9780199673926
Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191760570 | DOI:

Series: Classical Presences

The Silence of Eurydice

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Areas that are opened up for discussion in this chapter relate to a proposed topology of ‘democracy’ within the field of practice-as-research in performance, in which the project The Silence of Eurydice acts as a case study. The project itself, which took place in Nicosia in Cyprus, the last divided city in Europe, is first outlined. In particular the notion of a ‘new aesthetic’ for creating performance in a conflict zone is explicated as an attempt to democratize not only the subject matter of performance, but also the processes of creating it, and the structural form(s) it might take. Further discussion seeks to place the project within its broader aim, that is, the application of the project’s experiments within the public domain—over a period of time—to invite the reflective and fluid participation of communities from both sides of a conflict zone. Ultimately the project seeks to affect power relations and dialogue at a micro-political level.

Keywords: conflict; community; performance; dialogue; Cyprus

Chapter.  5821 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical Philosophy ; Classical Literature

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