Do Not Look Away: The Story of Medusa
When you hear the name Medusa, what springs to mind?
Most of us are familiar with the image of a monster with snakes for hair and a gaze that turns men to stone. But how did Medusa come to be? And what of the hero who slayed her? Stories of old ask us to hold multiplicity, yet you'd be surprised how many modern parallels can be drawn.
Prepare to be transported by a moving storytelling performance that draws from classical Greek and Roman mythology, feminist theory, art history and contemporary discourses to paint the complex and evocative picture of this famous figure.
Musical accompaniment will be provided by Dimitris Kounatiadis
Lily Asch (she/her) is storyteller, facilitator and community activator who originally hails from the US and spent many years in Edinburgh before finding her way to Hungary, the land of her ancestors. Lily did her apprenticeship in storytelling at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh and has performed across the UK and Europe, from festivals to firesides to boardrooms. She founded
Real Talk, a social enterprise dedicated to mental health storytelling and community empowerment. She delights in holding healing spaces and group experiences and her practice integrates embodiment, ritual and play.
Dimitris Kounatiadis (he/him) is a trainer, musician and educator from Greece. He has led numerous trainings and workshops and has worked with minorities and other groups of people from various backgrounds throughout the world. He has studied philosophy and pedagogy in his academic career, and his areas of expertise include adult education and adult's educational program development. He has advanced knowledge of music healing techniques and is a professional musician as well as an embodiment coach.
Content warnings: Mention of sexual assault
Theatre Company Reviews:
"I loved everything of the performance, the movements, the face expressions, the voice raising. I had my eyes glued to you, you moved something inside me!" - Audience Member