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(Devised Thibault Delferiere in collaboration with Jack McNamara and Giuseppe Lomeo)
Director : Jack McNamara

"Sisyphus is condemned to live the same punishment day after day endlessly. No choice, no chance of escape. The more absurd the punishment, the greater the necessity to find a way to live it well." Thibault Delferiere

According to the Greek myth, Sisyphus is condemned to roll a rock up to the top of a mountain, only to have the rock roll back down again every time he reaches the top. Belgian performance artist Thibault Delferiere uses his body, paint and objects to confront the inevitability of repetition in a world premiere performance, exploring how the futility of Sisyphus' punishment relates to the daily challenges of life with a unique body.

Controlled physicality and masterful command are hallmarks of this performance piece created in a New Perspectives' collaboration with one of Europe's most distinctive disabled performance artists, with live improvisation from Sicilian guitarist Giuseppe Lomeo.

SISYPHUS

Over the past 20 years Thibault Delferiere has presented over sixty performances and collaborations worldwide. New Perspectives was delighted to welcome Thibault to Nottingham to create this new performance art piece with collaborator Guiseppe Lomeo, under the guidance of Director Jack McNamara.

The world premiere of Sisyphus took place on Monday 22 May 2017 at Surface Gallery in Nottingham.

Target audience age: 16+
Running time: Aprrox. 60mins - including Q & A about the making of the piece
Interval length: mins

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