“Everything changes. Nothing dies. The soul wanders here and there, occupying whatever body it chooses.”
– Metamorphoses, Ovid
Survival is at the core of METAMORPHOSES 2023, a bold and contemporary adaptation of Ovid’s epic poem "Metamorphoses" that incarnates the original text's mythic elements through mime, illusion, spoken word, silence and Bharatanatyam dance.
“I love Ovid’s philosophy of life as a long wave of transformations: no death, no birth, no beginning, and no end, but an endless possibility to flee, to never be pinned down to one identity.” Michele Smith, Director
METAMORPHOSES 2023 paints the landscape of a cruel world that could be our world and reminds us that to be alive is to be constantly changing, constantly transforming.
Photo of Neena Jayaraja and Sukruti Tirupattur by Johnny Hockin
An innovative, physical theatre company, which has enjoyed international acclaim, Theatre Smith-Gilmour, co-founded by Michele Smith and Dean Gilmour, is committed to creating a theatre that mobilizes the imagination.
Reduced ticket prices are available for Arts Workers and Students and Under 30, with a promo code.You will be required to provide proof of eligibility when you pick up your tickets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647.341.7390 ext. 1010 for details.
Content warning: METAMORPHOSES 2023 features adult themes and language, and depictions of rape and violence.
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