The Ume Group’s “Lysistrata Project”

Written by Jordan Rosin, Fabio Motta, Brantley Ivey, Karina Sindicich, Byron Hagan, Yokko, Clara Kundin, Edgar Eguia, Miles Butler

Devised by the Ensemble, under the direction of Jordan Rosin Continue reading The Ume Group’s “Lysistrata Project”


Crimes in the Madhouse

A short group dance inspired by Un Crime dans une Maison de Fous by André de Lorde and Alfred Binet (1925)
Choreographed by Jordan Rosin
Performed by Cleo DeOrio, Idit Kischinovsky, Melanie Schauwecker, and Hannah Butson Continue reading Crimes in the Madhouse

The Ume Group’s “DREAM DANCES”

The Ume Group’s “DREAM DANCES” is a moving meditation and theatrical experience based on the real-life dreams of artists and their audiences. Using soundpainting, acrobatics, ensemble play, and butoh dance, an athletic ensemble of physical theatre artists transforms written accounts of recent dreams into vivid theatrical sketches, surreal comedy and soul-wrenching dance. Continue reading The Ume Group’s “DREAM DANCES”

Butoh Medea

​Adapting this production from Euripides’ Medea and Greek Tragedy, and using Japanese Butoh Dance and original texts, Yokko brings the spirit of Medea to life. This fusion of Eastern dance and Western drama invites the audience inside Medea’s dark and desperate struggle. Trapped in the underworld, she is forever cursed to relive her tragic journey through love, hate, and ultimate loss. Continue reading Butoh Medea