Het Gilgamesj Epos
'Thick is the darkness without light'
Students from Artez Arnhem collaborate with students from School of the Arts Zurich. This exchange has had a start last year in Zurich, working together on a presentation in Switzerland. And now these students came to Arnhem to work together on a new presentation.
URLAND has coached the group, together with Artez graduate Cassandra Onck as their assistant, for two weeks of working together and presented their results in Theater aan de Rijn.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is the Biggest Story of the Great Stories. The first fiction. It is the oldest surviving story in the world and it originates in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq, Iran and Syria).
This epic tale bursts of poetry, musicality and powerful images. In the Epic of Gilgamesh dreams and demons play a central role. The text inspires Urland as a long, compelling spell of death.
Why do we sing?
What do we dream?
What are we afraid of?
And what does it mean exactly, that the cradle of our civilization, is now on fire?
16 students from Zurich and Arnhem, led by performance collective Urland, join forces to revive the oldest story.
Theater aan de Rijn