Salome

Premiére date2000
Produced bySagliocco Ensemble
Based onSalome by Oscar Wilde
AudienceYouth, Adults (from 16)
ExpressionsTheatre, Solo
Running period2000  
DurationApproximately 55 minutes
WebsiteSagliocco Ensemble

About Salome

The production Salome by Sagliocco Ensemble is the story about Salome, her dance, her sensuality and her mythical power as the seductive young woman who has inspired visual artists and poets throughout the times.

Oscar Wilde wrote his very provocative version of the Biblical story in 1891. His Salome was controversial. It was censored and denied staging in London because of its Biblical content mixed with Wilde’s lively imagination.

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  • 2000 - Opening night
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More about Salome

Salome by Sagliocco Ensemble is a solo performance in which all the roles are performed by Guandaline Sagliocco. The ensemble has selected the five most important roles of Oscar Wilde’s play, merging some, and then cut and pasted – in continuous dialogue with Wilde.

In the story about Salome, she and King Herod both are driven by their desires. He desires her, and she desires the pure, chaste John the Baptist. Salome, who lights a fire in almost all the men who looks at her, is being turned down by John, the only man who has ever awaken her lust.

Herod promises Salome she can have whatever she wants if she dances for him. After the dance she asks for something entirely different than what the king had in mind.

Salome won the award for best performance during the Norwegian Assitej Festival in Kristiansand in Norway in 2000.

Source: Sagliocco Ensemble, http://www.sagliocco-ensemble.no/sagliocco_norsk/Hjem.html 11.11.2010