Partner Festival presents Alexander Raptotasios’ Antigone by Sophocles, a theatre performance specially commissioned as part of the VAST project. The performance belongs to the series of discussions Antigonisms – THE ANTIGONE CYCLE: Gender, Law, Theatre, curated by Dionysis Kapsalis. Antigone investigates the relationship between the polis and power, a timeless question posed by this tragedy.

Focusing on the pivotal role of the media in shaping public opinion, the play is now set inside a television studio, in an unspecified future, where all political debates and decisions take place in real time. The Chorus of Elders is re-imagined as a Chorus of Citizens representing various aspects of public discourse, watching, always live, the brutal conflict between secular and moral law, with audiences actively participating.