Psychomachia

2020

 

superbia versus humilitas

idolatria versus fides

ira versus paciencia

luxuria versus temperantia

 

In Herrad from Landsberg’s 12th century illuminated manuscript ‘Hortus Deliciarum’, the Psychomachia illustrations depict the battles between the female virtues and vices. In Dustin Klein’s ‘Psychomachia’ these battles are overseen by the game show host Fortuna, deciding who will rise and who will fall by spinning the wheel of fortune.

 

Costume design for ‘Psychomachia’ Origen Festival Cultural, Riom, Switzerland

 

ChoreographyDustin Klein

Costume design - Louise Fanagan

MusicSimon Lovermann 

Lighting design - Serge Schmuki

Voice and Text - Felix von Bredow

Dancers - Henry Grey, Kristina Lind, Elvina Ibraimova, Maria Chiara Bono, Carollina de Souza Bastos

 

Premiere – 25th July 2020, Riom Castle, Switzerland

 

Photos - Laura Sánchez

Film – Maxim Derevianko and Serena Perla