Christodoulos Panayiotou rehearsing with Jean Capeille

Christodoulos Panayiotou: The Paradox of Acting

Taking as a starting point Rudolf Nureyev’s 1991 staging of the classical ballet La Bayadère, choreographed while his health was critically deteriorating, Christodoulos Panayiotou’s lecture-performance The Paradox of Acting is a meditation on the impossible theatrical representation of death. A version of his performance piece Dying on Stage, this piece explores literal, metaphorical, and symbolic deaths. The project examines the vicious relationship between the spectator, the actor, and the characters trapped in the action.

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