Company RAu's DIDO

#FindYour Story, Thrill

Experience DIDO's heartbreak in a solo performance blending dance, theatre, and music. Istanbul based Korhan Basaran reimagines this timeless tale with immersive visuals and a moving original score. Dive into the depths of desire and betrayal in just 60 minutes.

Dido is a solo multi-disciplinary performance by Istanbul-based choreographer/performer Korhan Basaran that reflects the myth of Dido and Aeneas using elements of dance, theatre, new music and video projection to explore themes of human desire, frustration and heartbreak.

Basaran takes the audience on a journey in collaboration with Tolga Yayalar’s original composition and Ataman Girisken’s projection design deep into Dido’s mind as she falls in love and is ultimately destroyed by her own desire and loyalty. Language is an extension of movement as Basaran’s body softens, explodes, ducks, hides, and accuses, showing us how Dido’s mind grasps at the realization of her betrayal. Girisken uses video projection and Yayalar uses sound to redefine the stage space with simple, bold clean imagery with a constantly traveling sound that shifts our perception of time and space as we descend deeper and deeper into this dream poem of theatrical experience.

Dido’s text has been re-written by Basaran with inspiration from Virgil’s Aeneid and Christopher Marlowe’s Dido; Queen of Carthage.


Barasaran continues to write a tradition that has captivated countless generations to date

- European Cultural News, ★★★★★

Korhan Basaran blends his monologue with expressive dance, powerful projections and music

- Der Standard, ★★★★★

After 65 minutes, the audience did not spare their applause

- ★★★★★, ORF NOE

Company: Company RAu


Genre: Theatre

Duration: 65 mins

Venues: Rotunda Theatre Brighton: Bubble

Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible

Age suitability:
12+ (Restriction)

Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are not allowed at this event.

Content Warnings:

 Audience Interaction Audience Interaction

 Strobe Lights in Use Strobe Lights in Use

 Loud Noises Loud Noises

 References to Suicide/Self Harm References to Suicide/Self Harm

Additional Content Warning:
There is no obvious suicide/self harm but the story indicates the main character kills herself at the end.

Add this Event to Your Wishlist
Wishlist Wishlist

Standard: £11

Conc: £8

Standard: £11

Conc: £8

Standard: £11

Conc: £8


Please Wait
Talking to the Box Office...


Please Wait
Talking to the Box Office...

Skip to content