Despina Zacharopoulou: COINCIDENTIA OPPOSITORUM – Theaterkostuum [Theater Costume] – Koniklijke Academie Voor Schone Kunsten [Royal Academy of Fine Arts] – Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen

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COINCIDENTIA OPPOSITORUM

How can Androgyny be presented in performing arts?

Initiation, in all kinds of Mysteries, has always been a passage towards the revelation of the hidden truths of the Universe in order to help man exit individualism and transcend into a universal existence. Performing arts and theater deriving from ancient rituals -that of Dionysos for the case of Greece- may still have the potential of echoing this initial process of transformation for the one who participates in them in order to become a Complete Being, even in the non-Religious era that we live in. This notion of Completeness and transcendal experience has been expressed during the ages in myths and Alchemy through the symbol of the Androgyne; from the Orphic Cosmology and its “Hymn to the First-born” to the Alchemical process for the creation of the Philosopher’s Stone. In all of the cases…

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