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Elias Sime’s thrones & bones


HE ALWAYS greets people with a hug and is quickly moved to tears or booming laughter, so emotions are never far from the surface for the director Peter Sellars.
Those emotions overflowed when the thrones that are the centrepiece of his staging of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex and Symphony of Psalms arrived at the rehearsal space in Marrickville. Made by the Ethiopian artist Elias Simes, the intricately carved thrones are adorned with cow skulls, shells, gnarled wood and leather, buttons, nails and the horns of an ibex. Each is redolent with what Sellars calls secret, feminine images, ”what you would call here in Australia secret women’s business”.
Read the rest the Sydney Morning Herald.

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  1. mihret
    February 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    ohhhh…speachless!!!!!!…….never find a single word to …….proud!!!!!

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