The Tragedy of Dido

Created by Juliette Deschamps


Performance
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11am
Followed by a Q&A with Juliette Deschamps
Grades 5 & up • 60 min

Mixing captivating video projection, live jazz music, and powerful storytelling, this exceptional performance created by French videographer Juliette Deschamps paints an extraordinary portrait of Queen Dido, the legendary founder of Carthage.

To prepare this film, Juliette Deschamps worked in depth with her actors, selected among young students from underprivileged neighborhoods in Tunis. Taking part in this recreation of the history of Dido, these students were introduced to the mythological underpinning of their city. Through their experience the students gained a broader cultural understanding of their city, eventually molding the myth into their own collective narrative.

Accompanied by narration and live jazz music taking inspiration from North African melodies, this fascinating sensory and aesthetic experience offers a unique opportunity to introduce students to Tunisia’s multi-layered cultural heritage.

Committed to creating long-lasting experiences for students, FIAF provides educators with a free study guide with detailed content about the show as well as recommended pre- and post-event activities.