Los Angeles Times - 11/22/1991
"...Dazzling, demanding....It is a bold, triumphantly ambitious and successful attempt to fuse dance and mime with sound and image to bring fresh meaning to Sophoclean tragedy..."
A lush adaptation of the classic tragedy by Sophocles told through dance, action, and music from avant garde luminaries such as Glenn Branca and Elliott Sharp, Amy Greenfield's ANTIGONE provides a uniquely illuminating modern spin on the classic Greek tragedy. ANTIGONE is the final chapter of the tragic Oedipus cycle and it begins as King Creon refuses Polynices, Antigone's brother, a proper burial for the sin of committing fratricide. Incensed, Antigone holds a token ceremony for her brother in defiance of the king's authority, provoking his anger.
Copyright 1990 Amy Greenfield.
An Eclipse Production and Phoenix International Films Ltd. Release.
Additional Cast and Crew: Sean McElory (Haemon), Henry Montes (Polynices), Silvio Facchin (Eteocles), voices of Maeve Kinkead and Alan Howard; Barbara Fisher (Assistant Director), Allessandra Ross (Assistant Director).
The film's only speaking is in the form of voice-over.
Both Bertram Ross and Janet Eilber were leading dancers in Martha Graham's company.