Artist Projects

La Medea


Yara Travieso

La Medea, re-imagines Euripides’ violent tragedy into a dance-theater performance and feature film á la Latin-disco-pop variety show. Directed, performed, filmed, edited and streamed in real time, La Medea comes to life not only as a live performance in Brooklyn but also as a feature film for audiences watching and interacting online world-wide. Everyone becomes a performer, subject to the high-stakes immediacy and vulnerability of live TV, bringing theater to cinema and vice versa. Embracing the complexity of conflicting cultural lenses and point of views, La Medea reconsiders history's own "bad woman" and "dangerous foreigner" and finds freedom within her multiplicity.  La Medea demystifies Medea herself, and asks theater/cinema to look in the mirror and re-consider its gaze, exposing real chaos under the skin of a classic myth.

La Medea creative team includes Sam Crawford (Composer, Librettist), Brookbart Jonquil (Set Design), Tuce Yasak (Lighting Designer), Pamela Giaroli (Director of Photography, Camera Operator), Sue Julien (Costume Designer), Liz Charky (Associate Cinematographer), Ryan Hartley Smith (Illustrator), Jonathan David Kane (Creative Film Producer).

Project Updates

  • La Medea is Commissioned by Performance Space 122 as part of its 2016 emerging artists program, Ramp, with support from the Jerome Foundation and co-presented by BRIC Arts and Dance Films Association as part of PS122’s Coil 2017 Festival, with a live stream powered by Twitch. La Medea is a project of Creative Capital. The film component of La Medea is produced by Dance Films Association, Paul Galando, Galen Bremer, and Brighid Greene. La Medea is made possible through the generous support of its technologies partner AbelCine. Screening sponsored by Ghetto Film School.

  • La Medea runs from January 20th to 22st, 2017 both as a live show presented by Performance Space 122’s 2017 COIL Festival at BRIC House and as an interactive live film presented by Dance Films Association.