Medea, Medea
photo: V. Paul Vertucio
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“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


Medea Medea
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.


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