SIREN is named after the mythical creatures who lured sailors with their song, compelling them to throw themselves into the sea. Only Ulysses managed to resist their call, by plugging his crew’s ears with wax and tying himself to the mast of his ship. The work considers Ulysses’ desire that can never be fulfilled, and the Siren’s song as a source of creative impulse. The work does not retell the myth, or any story, but is inspired by its themes of longing, creativity, and, unexpectedly, solitude.
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CHOREOGRAPHY AND STAGE DESIGN Pontus Lidberg
COSTUME DESIGN Karen Young
DRAMATURGE Adrian Guo Silver
MUSIC Stefan Levin, Franz Schubert
LIGHT DESIGN Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm
PROJECTIONS Jason Carpenter
TEASER Omid Zarei
Co-produced with Danish Dance Theatre, Festival Oriente-Occidente and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center through an exclusive grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, with generous support from Rockefeller Brothers Fund, SHS Foundation, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Vineyard Arts Project, and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Howard Gilman Foundation, as well as with the vital support of generous individuals. Original music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.