Procession from The Bacchae

Performance

ARIELA, LLC can arrange for lively, dynamic Performances of ancient Greek or modern poetry and drama, performed by Company President, Bella Vivante, alone or in conjunction with others. These Performances can be for small or large groups, in salon or theatre settings or open air.

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Some examples of performance themes:

Bella Vivante as Mother in “Women, Marriage and the Family

Bella Vivante as Mother in “Women, Marriage and the Family” Paideia Project DVD.

  • Homer, selections from Iliad or Odyssey that focus on
    • Certain characters, like Akhilleus, Hektor, Odysseus, Helen, Penelope
    • Certain themes, like warfare, heroism, images of warriors, women or deities
  • Selections from any of the three great tragedians—Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides
    • Plays like Agamemnon, The Persians, Oedipus Tyrannos, Antigone, Helen, Medea, The Bacchae
    • Themes like warfare, heroism, women’s roles, concepts of deities
  • Selections from the great ancient comic playwright Aristophanes
    • Plays like Lysistrata, The Birds, The Frogs
    • Themes like warfare, heroism, women’s roles, concepts of deities
  • Selections from ancient and modern poets and writers on these and other themes
Bella Vivante and Mustafa Ozcan as Helen and Paris, Troy, Turkey, photo by Robert Cox

Bella Vivante and Mustafa Ozcan as Helen and Paris, Troy, Turkey, photo by Robert Cox