October Program: When the Twain Did Meet

As a modern-day troubadour, Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990) travelled across a variety of Eurasian cultures with his work, merging folk art and modernist methods. Displaying a fluid approach with regard to interculturality, identity, gender, religion and art, Parajanov bridged tradition and contemporary sensibilities. His continuous retelling and reframing of ancient myths both chimes and collides with Orphea by Alexander Kluge and Khavn, a 21st-century rock-opera reimagination of Greek mythological figures Eurydice and Orpheus.