An Andalusian Dog – 2nd Day of Urban Dionysia

The Διονύσια τὰ ἀστικά ‘Urban Dionysia’, are the last Dionysian celebrations of the Hellenic lunar calendar. They close the yearly events in boreal spring – austral fall – with other rituals, dances and performances. Each day of the Dionysia, I introduce, with only one sentence, a piece of performance art from anyone in the world, at any moment of history, accessible online, and that I want to share. This includes: theatre, opera, dance, body art and cinema.

The second sharing is Luis Buñuel’s 【Un chien andalou】 ‘An Andalusian Dog’, whose script was written by both Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. The silent short film, which was a 1929 French production by Spanish authors, is a surrealist explosive artwork, and brings the spectator to that specific level of feeling where the real merges into the unreal and the disgust merges into the pleasure.

Warning: This short film can be understood by 15 years old people at least and should be viewed with parental supervision only for younger ones.

Here is the 【list of previous sharings】 for the Urban Dionysia.

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