“The women embody aspects of Medea's murdurous persona, but temper it with twisted tenderness.... This could be a horror show, but the choreographer guides the challenging subject matter with fierce intelligence.”
— Caroline Palmer,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Dancing with breathtaking physicality and emotional depth,
Shapiro & Smith Dance has earned an international reputation for virtuosity, substance and pure abandon. This exciting night of dance includes the
world premieres of Medea Medea, a serio-comic rewriting of the Greek tragedy featuring the women of the company andguest artist Ananya Chatterjea; and De Bona Religione, a triofor three men by Eddie Oroyan.
Two company favorites round
out the evening, including A Moment Before and a special 20th
anniversary remount of To Have and To Hold featuring guest
artist Carl Flink.
Medea Medea was performed April 9-12, 2008 at the Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN.
This project wass funded with the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, Target Foundation and McKnight Foundation.