Cynosemma - Movement & Vocal Workshop: Part of USC's Visions and Voices Initiative

Please join us for a workshop performance of Cynosemma: A Dirge From the Dog's Tomb on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the University of Southern California. You may RSVP here.

Mystical sound storyteller and opera composer O-Lan Jones and her multidisciplinary company Overtone Industries are joining forces with the theatre company By The Souls Of Our Feet to create a theatre experience that explores the roots of the Hecuba myth that is personified by the iconic 20-foot statue of the Queen of Troy in the USC Village.

Incorporating live music using the ancient Greek Olympos’ pentatonic scale and exploring a mother’s grief-stricken revenge, Cynossema: A Dirge from the Dog’s Tomb tells a story of rage, power, misogyny, immense grief, and, ultimately, catharsis and healing that vibrates with impactful relevance today. The unique, one-time event will begin at the statue of Hecuba and proceed to Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall for an unforgettable performance. 

A conversation with the new-yet-ancient opera’s creators and performers, and special guests including Christopher Slatoff, the sculptor of USC’s Hecuba statue, will follow.

Prior to the performance, Cynossema: Movement and Vocal Workshop for USC students will take place on Thursday, April 6, at 3 p.m. in the Physical Education Building, PED 207 For more info, click HERE
USC students will have the opportunity to take part in in a theatrical workshop led by O-Lan Jones. All current students are welcome, no experience is necessary, and participants will have the opporunity to perform in Cynossema: A Dirge from the Dog’s Tomb.

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