Inspired by the Medea myth and Euripides' great tragedy, and using the Japanese Butoh Dance, Yokko brings the tortured 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 was premiered at United Solo 2014, and received four awards including Best One-Woman Show. It was selected to perform in Warsaw, Poland. (United Solo Europe 2015, Teatre Syrena), toured Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, nominated The Asian Arts Award. The show has been touring across the USA and Europe (Poland, Scotland, Italy, Turkey, Germany, and Czech Republic) since then.
The 48th public performances!
Cheb Monodrama Festival
Oct. 2-7, 2019
Performed, Choreographed & Concept by Yokko
Text Written by S M W
Directed by Brian Rhinehart
Co-Choreographed by Jordan Rosin
Costume Designed by Deepshikha Chatterjee
Lighting Designed by Derek Van Heel
Sound Designed by Ren Gyo Soh with Paul Michael Henry & Hiroko Koyama
Assistant Directed by Cihangir Duman
Speech Coached by Alyssa Ciccarello & Dianna Cortez
Booking for Tour
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