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Tmesis (extrait)

  • Duration: 20 min
  • Great britain
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Elinor Randle, Yorgos Karamalegos

Where movement, image, acrobatics and energy meet, combined with a highly original musical soundtrack.

Once upon a time there were three sorts of humans: male (children of the Sun), female (children of the Earth), and androgynes (children of the moon). Strange spherical creatures with four hands, four legs, two faces, four ears and two sexes.

They were strong and arrogant and stood up to the Gods. In order to weaken them, Zeus cut them in two, then asked Apollo to turn around their faces and stitch the navel and belly in place of the wound. But each half missed the other and tried to reunite with it…


Based on a speech by Aristophanes in Plato's famous Banquet, Tmesis speaks of Mankind and how they see love. The show recounts the famous quest that drives humanity: the need to come together, to procreate, to recognise oneself in the other to the point of losing the self.
A tragic and beautiful story from Ancient Greece about the origin of love and the reasons why we seek our other half.

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Design collective
Directed by: Rowan Tolley and Momentum Company with the help of Linda Kerr Scott
Set design: Makis Sidiropoulos
Costumes: Eilidh Bryan
Lighting: Phil Saunders
Music: Patrick Dineen
Violin composition: Michael Delta
Actors: Kate Cave, Yorgos Karamalegos, Elinor Randle
Production: Momentum Company
Aided by: Arts Council England
In partnership with the British Council

More informations

  • Place of capture : Le Palace
  • Collection : Mimos 2006

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