Blood Wedding
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Duende " the shiver of response produced against the constant awareness of deaths inevitability. Drawing on this power, the all-female Minerva Company breathes new life into Lorca's Bodas de Sangre. Lorcas characters are driven by passion, both positive and negative: they are like forces of nature, struggling with imposed sterility. Infusions of flamenco and elements from the original Spanish text provide core rhythms of passion and intensity to this modern translation. The bride and Leonardo flee to the forest, the blood lust of the moon allies with death as the beggar woman, to conspire against the lovers.