Metapraxis VI: Sisyphus Distressing

Metapraxis VI:
Sisyphus Distressing

A music and theatre show, inspired by the myth of Sisyphus, through the eyes of Albert Camus.

Sisyphus Distressing is an experimental music and theatre show, built around the myth of Sisyphus, as it was seen through the eyes of Albert Camus.

Devised by Gregory Emfietzis, Sisyphus Distressing focuses on the values, ethics and struggles of modern society, inspired by the well-known myth. A highly emotional sonic journey melded with a variety of non-musical elements, including drama, lighting, movement, and video.

The myth of Sisyphus compares the absurdity of man’s life with the situation of Sisyphus, a figure of Greek mythology who was condemned to repeat forever the same meaningless task of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again.

A typical fairy tale, it explores endless repetition and meaninglessness, struggle and failure, as well as (some sort of controversial) hope for what might come next. The realisation that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning.

Having performed the work at IKLECTIC and Blue Elephant Theatre, we’re very excited to bring it to Café OTO in Dalston, and hope to see you there!

More info and tickets here.


Cafe OTO,
18-22 Ashwin Street,
London E8 3DL


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