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"It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate."The above quotation by Henry David Thoreau, triggered La Verita Dance Company to create its recent production from Greek Mythology and specifically the myth of Narcissus. It is a myth with one main character but with many hidden protagonists. This myth that takes us back into the past, brings us even closer to our present time. Therefore, after an extenstive study of the myth, the re-enactment of the story in present time, results in the intertwining of four roles: Narcissus ,Echo, the dog and the lake.


Narcissus, a very handsome young man. He fell in love with his reflection upon a lake. He drowned trying to touch it.Echo, a nymph. She was cursed to repeat other people's last words. She fell in love with Narcissus and followed him silently. The Dog. Narcissus's best friend. It escorted him during his wanderings in the forests. It was always next to him. The Lake. Lake fell in love with her own image as seen through Narcissus's eyes. When Narcissus drowned, Lake transformed into a lake of tears because she would never be able to see her own beauty again.


Production: La Verita Dance Company (BE)

With the support: Carthango Delenda Est Bruxelles (BE)

Concept/Choreography:

Natasa Frantzi, Alex Kyriakoulis


Performers:

Alex Kyriakoulis, Natasa Frantzi


Music:

Karina Rubi



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