Medeas. On Getting Across in March
8-11, 13-14 March
Medeas. On Getting Across
Sala Teatru Laboratorium
Rynek-Ratusz 27(Przejście Żelaźnicze)
We do not stage Euripides.
Medeas is an unbroken sequence of actors’ actions and installations that coalesce into a poetic vision of rejection. The musical dramaturgy is built around Arabic, Persian and Kurdish songs sung by guest singers from Cairo, Tehran and Istanbul. Their voices are surrounded and contrasted with a sea of Latin confraternities.
Medeas is a music-based performance, but words are also present. Greek poet Dimitris Dimitriadis wrote a poem/choral for us called I Antropos.
We show Medea outside of time, outside of myth, exploring a problem that is both universal and urgently contemporary – emigration. We speak of the impossibility of crossing the border of ourselves, created with the line of our bodies moving between earth and sea, between continents and between people. Medea is a great figure of exile. She stands at the gates of Europe, up to her knees in death. It is not her that is rejected, it is her own death and the possibility of burying her children.
Medeas is not political theatre (nobody would understand it anyway). It is an intimate exploration of the inner border of the experience of being rejected.