Katabasis is loosely based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, and tells the story of a decent into the underworld to retrieve a lost love.
Set in a distant post-apocalyptic future, Katabasis examines the process of myth formation, and how the vestiges of history are passed down, retold, and become something new. Using a combination of natural materials and technological detritus, Katabasis is an imagining of a possible future that mirrors a half-forgotten past.
Written, directed, costume, puppet and prop design by Dorothy Melander-Dayton
Set and lighting design by Marco Turcich
Performed by Mette Sterre, Cristina Espejo Vindel and Peter Provis
Music composed and performed by Will Roberts
Permired 2014 at Central Saint Martins Studio Theater, London UK
Photos by Andrea Evanglesia and Dorothy Melander-Dayton