Vesalius: a Requiem

a body lies in state on a mortuary table;
in a distant corridor a choir sings Kyrie Eleison

Renaissance anatomy and the Catholic mass for the dead collide in this spectacular piece of choral theatre. Two morticians and a pathologist examine the body of a drowned man. In the process of dissecting the corpse, they begin to re-invent his history. Fragments of text and music weave in the air like incense as the audience is drawn into the clandestine ritual of the autopsy.

 

  Click on the above photo to watch a South Australian ABC-TV story by Paul Klaric about our production of  Vesalius

Click on the above photo to watch a South Australian ABC-TV story by Paul Klaric about our production of Vesalius