Medea – it's a classic
Medea is a fucking annoying person. To revenge her boyfriend Jason she kills her children, and takes the opportunity to kill King Creon and his daughter while she’s at it. Medea is an oppressed, humiliated woman who rises and does the impossible – she slaughters patriarchy, reproduction and heteronormativity during one thrilling day in Corinth. There are different stories.
”Medea – it’s a classic” is Nadja Hjorton and co-creators Halla Olafsdottir, Shirley Harthey Ubilla, Daniel Andersson, Chrisander Brun and Britta Perssons re-interpretation of the classical drama. Accompanied by a soundtrack of suggestive loops signed Britta Persson and with theatre masks and zorba dance, they replace the ancient dialouge with emotional vomiting and absurd camp fire stories.
”Medea – it’s a classic is Nadja Hjortons third piece to be shown at MDT. With ”Radio dance” and ”On air” she used the radioformat as a starting point for choreography. With ”Medea – it’s a classic” she digs into the idea of the classic – and how we choose to make classics up to date by filtering them through our contemporary society.
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The spoken language is English.
The performance on March 18 is visual descripted and sign language interpreted in Swedish. Guides go for free. When booking your tickets please also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- About Nadja Hjorton
Nadja Hjorton is a choreographer and dancer based in Stockholm. In her last two pieces “Radio dance” and “On Air”, words and text have been central to the work. The pieces use the medium radio as format and framing. By working with choreography in radio and presenting radio as choreography and dance, Nadja has worked on stretching the boundaries of what choreography and dance can be, both in terms of expression and as a working practice. Medea is a continuation of these pieces but instead of radio Nadja will work with “the play” as a format.
Initiator: Nadja Hjorton. With and by: Daniel Andersson, Halla Olafsdottir, Shirley Harthey Ubilla, Nadja Hjorton. Composer: Britta Persson. Lights, set design and costume: Chrisander Brun. Producer: Siri Hjorton Wagner. Medea is a co-production between MDT, Uppsala Stadsteater, Norrlands operan and ÖFA-kollektivet. Residency: Turteatern, Reykjavik Dance Festival. Supported by the Swedish Arts Council, the city of Stockholm and the Stockholm County Council. This presentation is part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, which is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.
- Medea — it’s a classic
- Nadja Hjorton
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