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In Medias Res
Andrea Miller’s starting point for this ballet was the Greek myth of Sisyphus, who was sentenced to the absurd task of pushing a rock up a hill, only to see it rolling down again for all eternity. The French philosopher and writer Albert Camus wrote on this story: "the struggle itself [...] is enough to fill a man's heart. We should imagine Sisyphus happy." This gave Miller the idea where an alternate cast of figures, 2 Adam’s and 2 Eve’s all share the same island, where discovery, desire and fate are measured, discarded and reinvented to expose the human attraction to being human.
1 november 2012, Lucent Danstheater, Den Haag