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SISYPHUS

 

Inspired by the majestic landscape of northern California, the collaborative team of Daniel Gwirtzman and Stefanos Milkidis filmed Sisyphus, a meditation on time, futility and work. Gwirtzman and Milkidis, who conceived and edited the film, update the Greek myth to show Sisyphus forever pushing a wheeled piece of farm machinery. As a metaphor for the endless difficulty of making art and living as artists, and as a commentary on the evolution of technology Sisyphus features Gwirtzman, an acclaimed choreographer and dancer, in the title role.

Direction: Stefanos Milkidis
Performance: Daniel Gwirtzman
Poem: Josephine Miles
Narration: Chris Harbur
Dance With Us Narration: JoAnna Mendl Shaw
Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson
Production: Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company

Sisyphus was filmed at, and created with support by, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, California. www.djerassi.org