Antigone at Akerselva
CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE: Anu Laiho
COSTUME DESIGN & SCENOGRAPHY: Peny Spanou
SOUND DESIGN: Anu Laiho
LIGHT DESIGN: Anu Laiho & Peny Spanou
PHOTOGRAPHY: Peny Spanou
22.9.2022 Vøyenbrua, Oslo, Norway
Dance artist Anu Laiho and costume designer/architect Peny Spanou presented a work-in-progress performance of their research on Antigone at Akerselva at the Elvelangs i Fakkellys in September 2022.
We invited the public to pass by the spirit of Antigone choosing defiance in order to fulfill her destiny and committing to her fate in death – transforming Akerselva into the rivers to the underworld carrying Antigone to her final rest in bittersweet triumph and allowing her to be reborn.
Antigone’s feminist heroism - a woman fighting for what is right, Akerselva’s history with female factory workers, and graffiti meet under the Vøyenbrua bridge during the outdoor event Elvelangs i Fakkelys.
The project is funded by Norsk Scenografer i Creo. It is part of a series of performances and research by Anu Laiho and Peny Spanou about the character of Antigone from Greek mythology in Norwegian landscapes, starting in 2020.