Shobana Jeyasingh Dance / Monteverdi

Clorinda Agonistes - Clorinda the Warrior

Project Overview

Video design created alongside Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and the set design of Merle Hensel.

2022/2023 UK tour. 

Inspired by Monteverdi’s ‘Il Combattimento’ opera this epic story of Clorinda exposes a world of violence and resilience across the boundaries of culture and time. In the first act the fiery Saracen female warrior battles the Crusader Tancredi in ancient Jerusalem. The second half brings the story up to date catapulting Clorinda into the 21st century and explores the conflicting role of women in the Middle East today.

Creative Team

Shobana Jeyasingh / Concept, choreography and direction
Kareem Roustom / Composer
Robert Hollingworth / Music Consultant and Director
Naomi Burrell / Assistant Music Director
Merle Hensel / Set and Costume Design
Lee Curran / Lighting Design
YeastCulture / Video Design
Fred de Faye / Sound Design 
Estela Merlos / Rehearsal Director 
Jemima Brown
Jonathan Goddard
Emily Thompson-Smith
Harriet Waghorn
Ellen Yilma
Ed Lyon – Tenor