The House of Asterion

A promenade performance that reinvents the myth of the Minotaur from the perspective of its victims.

Wednesday 3rd – Saturday 6th Novmber 2010, 8pm
Ellen Terry Building, Jordan Well, Coventry

Inspired by the Greek myth of the Minotaur, the performance takes its name from Jorge Luis Borges’ short story The House of Asterion. It is a reinvention of the myth that focuses specifically on the young men and women of Athens who were sent to the Cretan island as sacrifice to the Minotaur incarcerated in its labyrinth. The performance looks at key moments in the selection and preparation of the condemned and puts the audience right in the centre of this terrifying experience. The ensemble performance includes live music, song and 5 baths.

“Kindle are that rare thing, a young theatre company whose work is fresh, intelligent and above all, able to articulate itself with a truly original voice. The work that Kindle undertook with our third year theatre students at Coventry University was as artistically beautiful as it was academically rigorous. The experience that they provided for our students was exceptional and we warmly thank them for their valued contribution to our department.”
Geoff Willcocks, Head of Performing Arts, Coventry University.

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Photos: Peter Prokopiw

Commissioned by Coventry University.