Choreography: Angelin Preljocaj
re-staging: Naomi Perlov
Music: Igor Stravinski, Noces
"As far back as I can remember, weddings have always seemed to me like strange tragedies : Balkan tradition or viewpoint from an imaginative child, I knew that surrounding the bride, who is always absent from the festivities, the mystery would grow as the bridesmaids busied themselves to change her into a currency passing from one family to the other, and that finally she would appear at the ultimate moment, just when all spirits, dulled by a day of gentle drunkeness would turn their attention towards her, no longer being able to ignore that anticipation of the drama , with her as its veiled reflection.
Then offering herself in a back-to-front version of a funeral ritual, she would walk slowly, her eyes brimming with tears, towards the consented rape."