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'Circe' at Cinedans


House of Makers presents Circe, a new short dance film made in collaboration with filmmaker Bowie Verschuuren. The short film captures a modern reimagining of the famous story by Homer, placing at its center not the lust of a man, but the love of a woman.

Using narration, original score and ballet this fresh approach conjures up a poetic world with a touch of modern realism.

About the film:

We all know the story of Odysseus. The seafaring king, trying to find his way home. The story of the wreckage he leaves in his trail is considered heroic. Yet there is a different story, one less told, but perhaps more true. The story of a Circe, who lived in peace with the animals on her island. She was a witch, a lover, a mother. She invited Odysseus, a stranded stranger. She loved him, but he never really gave her his heart. And so she chose to send him on his way again.