“There is nothing about which one may not be in doubt.”
A performance for the power of philosophical meditation: source of doubt of the certainties, cause of the melancholic detachment from material things.
The Nova Melancholia Company attempts a rhythmic/musical approach to Descartes’ “First Meditation”, part of his philosophical treatise, Meditations on first philosophy (1641), the first work of the modern era to posit calling everything into doubt by defining ‘I’ as the ultimate arbiter of reality.
In the first part of the performance, Vicky Kyriakoulakou reads the French Rationalist’s text, which was considered heretical in its time, with Tasos Stamou making live auditory interventions. The second part gives us a “music-theatre show with numbers from the Cabaret Descartes”.
Performer: Vicky Kyriakoulakou
Live Sound: Tasos Stamou
Text: René Descartes
Transation: E. Vandarakis (EKKREMES publishing house)
Directed by: Vassilis Noulas
Sets-Costumes-Slides: Dora Economou
Lighting Design: Thodoris Mihopoulos
Poster: Emi Kitsali
► SIX D.O.G.S.
[march-april 2011, premiere: march 21st]
► ATHENS FESTIVAL 2011 – FRENCH INSTITUTE OF ATHENS
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