Theater & Performance Studies is pleased to bring the 2024 G. William Hume Fellow, Yokko, to Occidental College, performing their one-person show, Butoh Medea.
Run time is about an hour
Reinterpreting Euripides' great tragedy through the use of Japanese Butoh Dance, performance artist Yokko brings the tortured spirit of Medea to life. This fusion of Eastern dance and Western drama invites the audience inside Medea’s dark and desperate struggle. Trapped in the underworld, she is forever cursed to relive her tragic journey through love, hate, and ultimate loss.
Please note that there will be some nudity, loud music and surprises during the performance.
Performed, Choreographed and Conceived by Yokko
Directed by Brian Rhinehart
Written by SMV
Music by Paul Michael Henry
Additional Music and Vocals by Hiroko Komiya
Co-Choreographed by Jordan Rosin
Costume Design by Deepsikha Chatterjee
Lighting Design by Derek Van Heel
Production Speech Coaching by Dianna Cortez
Tour Technical Direction by Robin Dill