Wil­liam Ken­tridge

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“More Sweetly Play the Dance” is a large-scale pro­jec­tion by South African artist Wil­liam Ken­tridge, pre­sent­ing a pro­ces­sion of shad­owy fig­ures march­ing to the sounds of a brass band. A huge, 40-me­ter car­a­van of shad­ows ex­tends over eight screens, rem­i­nis­cent of a me­dieval danse macabre. How­ever, it is a pro­ces­sion that is more about life than death. The im­age of peo­ple crushed un­der their be­long­ings, which they carry on their way to an un­known fu­ture: The refugee cri­sis in­evitably springs to mind. The mo­tif of the pro­ces­sion is thus trans­formed into a time­less sym­bol of move­ment, dis­place­ment, and po­lit­i­cal change. The pro­jec­tion is be­ing screened on Diony­s­iou Are­opag­i­tou Street beneath the Acrop­o­lis in Athens ev­ery night at 9.30 un­til Mon­day, July 10.

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