View the Myth of Echo and Narcissus in London England

Oval House(London, England) – The Ovalhouse in London will host a live performance that also incorporates video on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 and Thursday, July 7, 2016. The group will take us through the classic story and give it a modern twist by highlighting people’s modern-day obsession with the internet, celebrities, online personas, and those moments when we have late-night longings. On both days, the performance will take place at 7:45 PM, London time.

When describing the performance, the website gives the following information:

I love you pumpkin. Forever ever. For ever ever. 

For ever ever?

Through the blue light you see your own face reflected back at you. And there’s someone else behind the screen. 

This is an internet dream myth of celebrity interviews, Instagram obsessions and tab after tab after tab — a place where desire and obsession and longing and loneliness are all just a click click away.

The performance will explore the fact that this sense of longing was present long before the internet existed through the tale of Echo and Narcissus. Narcissus was a handsome hunter who passed through the area where Echo, a mountain nymph, inhabited. She fell in love with his beauty, but he turned down her advances. In punishment, she cursed Narcissus to become transfixed with his own reflection in a pool of water, where he later perished. A flower, the narcissus, or dandelion, grew in his place.

Tickets are available in advance for 5 British Pounds or 8 British Pounds at the door. The Oval House is located at 52-54 Kennington Oval in London. The performance is sponsored by public funding by Arts Council England.

The Ovalhouse has been around for the past 50 years and since it got started, has devoted itself to supporting theater and the arts in London and in England. According to the Ovalhouse website, Ovalhouse is a leader in its field for organisations involved in creative participatory work with children and young people, and continues to be a vital home for boundary-pushing art, artists and audiences with an eye on the future.”

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