Departures and Arrivals



Medea - it\'s a classic
2016/03/16 › 2016/03/19
Hjorton, Nadja

Medea is a fucking annoying person. To revenge her boyfriend Jason she kills her children, and takes the opportunity to kill King Creon and his daughter while she’s at it. Medea is an oppressed, humiliated woman who rises and does the impossible - she slaughters patriarchy, reproduction and heteronormativity during one thrilling day in Corinth. There are different stories.

Medea - it's a classic uses the classic drama - its function, aesthetics, symbolism and structure - as a filter for choreography and music. It creates absurd, bodily, musical and spacial displacements in which meaning and significance can unfold in the meeting with an audience. With too-much-of-everything and Dionysian decadence Medea -it's a classic wants to include more narratives in the Medea myth.

Nadja Hjorton is a choreographer and dancer based in Stockholm. In her last two pieces "Radio dance" and "On Air", words and text have been central to the work. The pieces use the medium radio as format and framing. By working with choreography in radio and presenting radio as choreography and dance, Nadja has worked on stretching the boundaries of what choreography and dance can be, both in terms of expression and as a working practice. Medea is a continuation of these pieces but instead of radio Nadja will work with “the play” as a format.

(Choreography: Nadja Hjorton. Performers: Daniel Andersson, Halla Olafsdottir, Shirley Harthey Ubilla, Nadja Hjorton. Composer: Britta Persson. Lights, set design and costume: Chrisander Brun. Producer: Siri Hjorton Wagner. Medea is a co-production between MDT, Uppsala Stadsteater, Norrlands operan and ÖFA-kollektivet. Residency: Turteatern. Supported by the Swedish Arts Council, the city of Stockholm and the Stockholm County Council. This presentation is part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, which is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.)

The show is in english