Ordinary Madness

Sareyyet Ramallah Al Oula  |  Performing Arts  |  2012  |  Palestine
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons was first written in 1723, the Baroque era, characterized by dynamism and strong messages that reveal a transforming relationship between man and nature. Over the last three centuries, however, the level of change has gone extreme and we are in an ‘era of madness.’ Exploitation of nature and human behavior is reaching unprecedented excesses: massive industrialization, imperialism, commodification of the world, global warming - it seems that the four seasons have merged into one hellish reality. Performed by an aspiring Palestinian troupe, cameos of contemporary dance alongside Vivaldi’s music will express these situations as experienced from their personal perspectives.