Παρασκευή, 25 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Kylie Aphrodite

Kylie Minogue's choice to portray Aphrodite certainly deserves a post on this blog, especially since it was presented not just in a CD, but in a world tour with stage sets and appropriate Dolce & Gabbana costumes, thus offering a more "complete" visual experience.

In all honesty, I think that there's so much material to examine and work with, that it would make a nice idea for an article of a well-documented case of consuming Greek mythology & iconography.

The CD includes two songs, readily identifiable as having being inspired by the central mythological theme, i.e. "Cupid Boy" and "Aphrodite"

I'm fierce and I'm feeling mighty,
I'm a golden girl, I'm an Aphrodite




Interestingly enough the world tour actually combined two theme/concepts, "Aphrodite" and "Zigfield Folies" (!!) thus named eventually "Aphrodite Les Folies".


Here follows a series of photographs I collected from the web showing Kylie - Aphrodite with winged headpiece emerging from a large sea-shell, perfoming in front of a mock-Greek style facade, nursed by female attendants, riding Pegasus and mounting a chariot with her male warriors.
























Related videos are of course plentiful, thus really hard to choose from. 
I'm posting only two here, the first including characteristic scenes of all the programme, the second the opening act and "Birth of Aphrodite" underwater scene.










For those interested to learn more and continue exploring, you may want to start from the singer's official site HERE, then follow THIS Wikipedia link on the album and THIS link on the tour.




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