A recreation and reimagining of past grandeur, “Trail of the Sphinx” evolves such splendor into a very special multimedia presentation. The music is a blend of cultural sensibilities, modern and ancient motifs; electronic and acoustic instrumentation. The dances are a synthesis of traditional Middle Eastern with a contemporary interpretation; symbolic and at times sensual. The production mixes these performances against the dramatic backdrop of Egypt’s archaeological treasures creating an expansive cinematic interpretation. The result is a meditation on the eternal mystery of the legendary Sphinx that leads us from the old world to a future one. The shifting sands of time may obscure its path, yet we are still drawn to its compelling destiny.
Directed by Mike Mannetta (USA)