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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