The Aischylia Festival in Elefsina - birthplace of the Greek playwright Aeschylus - invited tg STAN to create a performance. Jolente De Keersmaeker already had been entertaining the idea to unite three different versions of the first part of the Oresteia for a while and this provided the perfect opportunity to bring the different interpretations together.

We’ll be offering a new reading of the original Greek text compared with Ted Hughes’ English translation and Gustav Ernst’s Blood Bath. With this contemporary interpretation, we want to focus on Klytaimnḗstra’s perspective and challenge (gender) identities and dogma’s that are still valid today.

This co-production with European Capital of Culture Eleusis 2023 will premier on 23 and 24 July as an open-air show in the old olive oil factory of Elefsina. More information will be available soon.