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Medusa was a young maiden, a servant of god, turned into the monster we know because she was raped by Poseidon. Reading Ovid’s version triggered images and emotions about her isolation and the slow loss of her humanity. This piece, inspired by Medusa’s story, is about women and the stories of their bodies and pleasures. From Salome to Eve, how do we define a woman’s ascent to pleasure and orgasm? To be feminist, do we need to redefine sexuality as a whole? Today, can we look Medusa in the eyes?
“You only have to look at the Medusa straight on to see her. And she’s not deadly. She’s beautiful and she’s laughing.” -Helene Cixious' Manifesto
Conceived and directed by Sophie Amieva Written by Sophie Amieva and Suzanne Bagert Assistant director: Anna Newbury Stage manager: Julia Smith Set and costume: Katerina Marcelja Video Art: Magin Schantz Butoh Choreography: Vangeline Produced by Experimental Bitch Presents
Ensemble: Will Atkins, nicHi Douglas, Hannah Goldman, Rebecca Hidalgo, Liz Stanton and Annie Watkins.