Wilding through Euripides

The tragic end of Rude Mech's reconstruction of the Performance Group's Dionysus in 69 (after Euripedes). The principal dead body: Pentheus (Josh Meyer)  ruler of Thebes. Photo: Ian Douglas

“Why a dance critic?”  Richard Schechner doesn’t use those words, but he implies them as he greets me at New York Live Arts, where I’ve arrived for a reconstruction by the Austin, Texas, ensemble Rude Mechs of his Dionysus in 69. Why not? For one thing, I missed this epochal and controversial piece of “environmental theater” (Schechner’s term), when he and his actors presented it in the Performing … [Read more...]