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Ouroboros

In Ouroboros Trilogy, the Ouroboros is chasing its tail; the three operas comprising the Trilogy also move in a clockwise direction.

Credits

Cerise Lim Jacobs
Creator and Librettist

Naga, Madame White Snake, Gilgamesh

The world premiere of Ouroboros Trilogy was presented by ArtsEmerson in the 2016-17 season at the Cutler Majestic Theater

 

About

OUROBOROS is the ancient Greek word denoting the tail-devouring snake

It represents the cycle of birth-death-rebirth, for as the snake eats itself it dies; yet its own body provides sustenance for its rebirth. In Ouroboros Trilogy, this ever moving circle is depicted in our logo shown above – the Ouroboros is chasing its tail in a clockwise direction; the three operas comprising the Trilogy also move in a clockwise direction. Hence, we can start the Trilogy with any one of Naga, Madame White Snake or Gilgamesh

Ouroboros on the White Snake Projects Blog

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Thank you for supporting “the most ambitious opera undertaking Boston has ever seen” (Berkshire Fine Arts)—the Ouroboros Trilogy—which premiered last year to great acclaim. I’m attaching a short trailer of the show for you to enjoy! Read More

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Zhulong

The “zhulong” or pig-dragon, a 6,000-year-old grave amulet made by the Hong Shan people in China, may be the precursor to the OUROBOROS. Read More

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