East meets West in Butoh Medea: Japanese Butoh dance breathes new life into the ancient Greek tale of Medea.
This is a part of A Woman’s Story Project.
Adapting his production from Euripides’ Medea and Greek Mythology, and using Japanese Butoh Dance and original texts, Yokko brings the spirit of Medea to life. This fusion of Eastern dance and Western drama invites the audience inside Medea’s dark and desperate struggle. Trapped in the underworld, she is forever cursed to relive her tragic journey through love, hate, and ultimate loss. Butoh Medea runs June 8- 20, at Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre - 5636 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA.
Butoh Medea received four awards at United Solo 2014: Best One-Woman Show, Best Lighting Design, Best Costume Design and Best Choreography. It was the official selection of United Solo Europe in Warsaw, Poland in 2015. Nominated The Asian Arts Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, and received Best Physical Theatre at United Solo 2015. It has been touring nationally and internationally.
Writer: Sean Michael Welch. Director: Brian Rhinehart. Co-Choreographer: Jordan Rosin. Costume Design: Deepsikha Chatterjee. Lighting Design: Derek Van Heel.
WHERE: Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre - 5636 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA.