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IONE / PAULINE OLIVEROS - Io and her and the trouble with him. A Dance-Opera in Primeval Time

Format: DVD
Label & Cat.Number: Deep Listening DL 41
Release Year: 2009
Note: one-act dance-theatre story about the myth of IO from a matriarchal perspective; experimental theatre with music & sound by PAULINE OLIVEROS, including aerial ballet, masks, video projection, etc.. written and directed by IONE, recorded April 2001
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"Written and directed by Ione
Music and sound design by Pauline Oliveros

A collaborative venture among artists of all types, this dance-opera is a multimedia panorama of experimental theatre and technical virtuosity that includes aerial ballet, masks, video projection, a sinister thousand-eyed monster, and a highly imaginative electronic soundscape.

The one-act story, set in primeval time, retells the myth of Io from a matriarchal perspective. Io, Argivian priestess, is transformed by a terrible spell and roams the world, lovely but tormented. While enduring entrapment by Argus, the terrible monster, she is befriended by the brilliant Bird who helps her discover the key to her escape. Only upon her arrival in Khemt (Ancient Egypt) does she begin to understand the true mystery of what her journey has been about and its meaning for the future of the world." [label info]


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