I SET YOU FREE (EU VOS LIBERTO)
Devised theatre/opera, 90-minute Performance, cast of 4 - Choreographer
“Eu vos liberto” (‘I set you free’) is based on Euripides’ play ‘Hippolytus’ – considered humanity’s first sex tragedy, which examines sexual taboo, fear of the female and misogynistic contempt.
Seemingly polar opposites, the play’s characters are aspects of the same, fatally linked through hubris and illusory power.
Aphrodite punishes the celibate prince Hippolytus, a devout worshipper of Artemis, bringing about his death through the very sex that he has scorned, by casting a spell on Queen Phaedra to fall in love with him, her stepson.
The nurse, nameless but all pervasive, learns her secret and brings it to Hippolytus, who reacts with savage misogynistic ferocity.