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Medea: The River Runs Backwards

Year: 2019, 670 mins
Code: MLA-Medea

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Through multimedia, creation and the physical theatre uniquely defined by Zen Zen Zo, Medea: The River Runs Backwards brings a powerful story of betrayal, passion and loss to the stage.

This 2013 production utilized multimedia, contemporary performance, dance, and song to bring to life one of the greatest plays of the Western cannon — Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy, Medea. Lauren Jackson stars in a bravura performance as Medea, well supported by the chorus of highly trained Zen Zen Zo performers bringing the traditional Greek Chorus to life through visually stunning physical theatre techniques and styles.

This classic tragedy has received a revamp by Resident Director Drew der Kinderden and been perfectly marriaged with a theatre troupe of astounding talent. The plot follows the blurred life Medea – one of the great Greek sorceresses of the ancient world. Pulling tales from the past and present, she lingers on the years passed and the guilt that rode them before she dies. Time and space shatter as the echoes of Medea’s deeds ripple through her life.

ZEN ZEN ZO PHYSICAL THEATRE, founded in 1992, is one of the leading providers of professional in-schools workshops, residencies, and educational resources in Australia.

ZEN MOTION is the media division of Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, which aims to educate and inspire an emerging generation of arts leaders and practitioners by exposing students to world theatre practices through innovative DVDs and classroom materials.

 

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