Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Yara Travieso

Country: USA

Running Time: 75min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Florida Focus

A ferociously inventive new interpretation of a timeless tragic tale of revenge, this one-of-a-kind film is the product of Miami-born filmmaker and choreographer Yara Travieso’s recent New York dance-theatre event, which was performed, shot and edited in real time.

Reimagining Euripides’ infanticidal anti-heroine as the subject of a live, tell-all TV special, La Medea uses aspects of contemporary media culture to provoke questions regarding notions of justice and the so-called hysterical woman. Part musical, part tv special, part myth, and part “reality,” partly improvised and partly scripted, this electrifying, blackly comic melodrama promises to deliver brutality and tenderness, spectacle and intimacy. This screening is accompanied by the live score and libretto composed by Sam Crawford and performed live by “Jason and the Argonauts”.

This event is co-presented with MDC Live Arts.

LA MEDEA screens with I AM HERE



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Director: Yara Travieso
Producer: Yara Travieso, Paul Galando, Galen Bremer, Brighid Greene, Dance Films Association. Creative producer, Jonathan David Kane

Music: Sam Crawford
Cinematographer: Pamela Giaroli

Yara Travieso

Yara Travieso was born in Miami. She received her BFA from the Juiliard School. She is a director and choreographer creating hybrid works of cinema, opera, theatre and dance across the US and in France. La Medea (17) is her first feature film to emerge from this practice.