Photo Flash: First Look At MEDUSA VOLUTION
SAMIEVA THEATER has shared with BroadwayWorld a first look into the world of Medusa Volution. Written by Sophie Amieva and Suzanne Bagert, with Butoh choreography by Vangeline, conceived and directed by Sophie Amieva, Medusa Volution is currently playing through Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at happylucky no.1 (734 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216).
Expressed through grotesque storytelling, the Japanese Dance of Darkness (Butoh), and a chorus of women representing the feminine archetypes born from the Medusa myth, Medusa Volution places Medusa front, center and on trial; presenting a vivid enquiry into the maligned Monster Woman. The trial sprawls through time, calling for the testimony of contemporary women as well as their mythological sisters, like Salome and Eve. As we explore the narratives of so many women, we redefine the stories of their power, agency and pleasure; making visible how we may be complicit in one another's oppression and how we might support one another's liberation. Today, can we look Medusa in the eyes?
Devised by (and featuring) Chandler Eliah Eason, Julia Cavagna, Julia Gu, Kayla Juntilla, Irina Varina, and Gabrielle Young.
Medusa Volution plays the following schedule through February 24th:
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 P.M.
Sundays at 5:00 P.M.
Tickets are $20.00 ($15.00 Students/Artists/Seniors)and are currently available to purchase at www.artful.ly/sophie-amieva
There are a series of special events inspired by Medusa Volution also taking place at happy lucky no.1, including an art installation by Katerina Marcelja (Fruit of My Labor), inspired dinners -including a special Valentine's night- and an all female music series. To learn more visit sophiesamieva.com
Running Time: 80 minutes with no intermission
The cast of Medusa Volution. Photo by Caroline Mardok
Julia Gu, Gabrielle Young, Irina Varina and Chandler Eliah Eason. Photo by Caroline Mardok.
Gabrielle Young. Photo by Caroline Mardok.
Irina Varina, Gabrielle Young, Julia Gu, Kayla Juntilla and Chandler Eliah Eason. Photo by Caroline Mardok.