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Monomyth: Stage 9: Apotheosis/Journey to the Inmost Cave w/ Marilyn Arsem

  • Gladstone Hotel’s Art Hut 1181 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M6J 1J4 Canada (map)

Apotheosis/Journey to the Inmost Cave

Waiting for Sunrise
by Marilyn Arsem 

Friday, January 13 to Saturday, January 14, 2017
5:04pm to 7:48am

Gladstone Hotel’s Art Hut
1181 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Apotheosis (from Greek ἀποθέωσις from ἀποθεοῦν, apotheoun "to deify"; in Latin deificatio "making divine"; also called divinization and deification) is the glorification of a subject to divine level. The term has meanings in theology, where it refers to a belief, and in art, where it refers to a genre.

In theology, apotheosis refers to the idea that an individual has been raised to godlike stature. In art, the term refers to the treatment of any subject (a figure, group, locale, motif, convention or melody) in a particularly grand or exalted manner.

"In this stage of the journey, the inmost cave may represent many things in the Hero's story such as an actual location in which lies a terrible danger or an inner conflict which up until now the Hero has not had to face. As the Hero approaches the cave he must make final preparations before taking that final leap into the great unknown. 

At the threshold to the inmost cave the Hero may once again face some of the doubts and fears that first surfaced upon his call to adventure. He may need some time to reflect upon his journey and the treacherous road ahead in order to find the courage to continue. This brief respite helps the audience understand the magnitude of the ordeal that awaits the Hero and escalates the tension in anticipation of his ultimate test."

Sponsored by The Galdstone Hotel, presented at The Art Hut           
Presented by FADO Performance Art Centre

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