do not look away- the story of medusa

Sat Feb 24 2024 at 06:30 pm

Scottish Storytelling Centre | Edinburgh

Lily Asch - Storyteller & Facilitator
Publisher/HostLily Asch - Storyteller & Facilitator
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

✨ The Performers ✨
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 versatile percussionist, musician, and skilled facilitator from Greece with a passion for Eastern, African and world music. Dimitris has performed across Europe, North Africa and Jordan sharing heartbeats from all over the world. He has studied music, philosophy and pedagogy in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and his areas of expertise include embodiment and theater to create safe space for meaningful interactions and transformative learning experiences that empower individuals to explore and express their authentic selves.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Steve Fortune Joinery & Carpentry Services, 41 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1, United Kingdom,Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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