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January 12th-January 14th, 2018

Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm & 8pm

Happy Lucky No. 1

734 Nostrand Avenue

Brooklyn New York 11216

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Medusa, a movement theater piece, will run for four performances from January 12th-14th at HappyLucky No.1 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. 

Creator and Director Sophie Amieva was struck by Ovid’s portrayal of Medusa as a young maiden turned into the monster we know as a result of being raped by Poseidon.    

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?

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

Graphic Design: Jorge Morales

Butoh Choreography: Vangeline

Produced in collaboration with Tatiana Baccari and Wednesday Derrico of Experimental Bitch Presents

Ensemble: Will Atkins, nicHi Douglas, Hannah Goldman,

Rebecca Hidalgo, Liz Stanton* and Annie Watkins.

*Member of Actor's Equity Association

Sophie Amieva is a French theater artist living in New York. A director, performer and clown, Sophie teaches physical comedy, mime, masks and “Bouffon” at New York University’s Tisch School for the Performing Arts. In NYC, her work has been performed at la FIAF, New Ohio Theatre, Clemente Soto Vélez, Latea Theater, HERE, La MaMa’s Annex, Bowery Poetry club, Palace of Variety of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Ontological-Hysteric Theater, NYU Tisch, Chashama, Galapagos Art Space, and HappyLucky No.1. Recent directing credits include Bremen Freedom (Rainer Fassbinder), The Infernal Machine ( Jean Cocteau) and Facets (HappyLucky No.1).

 

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