Sisyphus Ascending

Like the hero of Greek mythology, this office-rat is tied to his workstation of grey nuances. The modern Sisyphus at first tries to come to peace with his predicament, but then rebels. In an office dominated by a high bookshelf, filled to the brim with folders and documents, Sisyfos endlessly tries to bring chaos to order…

(The show is sold out)

A modern fable of overcoming the monotony of repetition.

The performance is a poetic, sharp and funny interpretation of the Greek myth of Sisyphus, who is forever doomed to push a rock up a mountain, just to see it roll down again, so he has to start all over again. Here the myth is portrayed through a visually and physically powerful piece of contemporary circus.

We meet Sisyphus in his office with the oversized bookshelf, a table bursting with strange sounds, and heaps of uncontrollable papers. The strange office frames a modern Sisyphus dressed in a suit … and his bold attempt to break out of life’s eternal repetitions.

What must he overcome to endure his punishment? Can he find his freedom somewhere else?

NB: The performance is presented in collaboration with Teater Momentum and plays at their address: Ny Verstergade 18.

Supported by

Odense Municipality Danish arts council