Actor on wheel
Actor Ron Cephas Jones, who plays the lead role in an upcoming L.A. production of the ancient Greek tragedy "Prometheus Bound," rehearses on the 5-ton, 23-foot steel wheel that serves as the set's centerpiece. With him is fellow performer Mirjana Jokovic.
The play, thought to have first been performed in 450 B.C., tells of the rebel god Prometheus, who gets chained to a remote mountain for eternity as punishment for defying Zeus by stealing fire to give to mere mortals. The highly engineered wheel functions as that mythological mountain top -- and, essentially, the entire set.
The kinetic wheel is the brainchild of the creative team at the CalArts Center for New Performance, which is partnering with Trans Arts and the J. Paul Getty Museum to mount the avant-garde performance.
July 31, 2013 11:34 AM PDT
Photo by: CalArts Center for New Performance
| Caption by: Leslie Katz
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