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Irondale presents The Ume Group's
Butoh Electra
Friday, September 7, 2012 at 8:00PM

Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Corner of Lafayette Avenue and South Oxford
Take the C train to Lafayette Avenue. Exit at South Oxford Street, church is halfway up the block on your right. Or take B, D, M, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street, walk north on Hanson place to South Oxford.

Tickets: $18 In Advance, $25 At Door ($10 Student Rush)

The magnificent, intense and intelligent Butoh Electra is created and performed by the highly acclaimed ensemble, The Ume Group. A “beautiful and disturbing” piece (NYTheatre.com), Butoh Electra presents Sophocles' Greek revenge tragedy as the story of a woman whose vibrant inner life is corrupted by the world of walking dead in which she lives.

The Ume Group's fresh take on this much loved classic combines glimpses of Electra's "dance of utter darkness” with impressive fight choreography and martial arts. Manifested onstage by a collection of gifted performers, this flagship physical theater piece from The Ume Group places the ensemble at the forefront of the emerging arts scene. Led by physical theatre practitioner and producing artistic director Jordan Rosin, The Ume Group is dedicated to sharing traditions and developing new work, a mission clearly upheld by this groundbreaking production which has been called a "successful synthesis of classical Greek and Japanese traditions" which "enriches the myth at the piece's core” - The Village Voice.

Irondale is a proud member of the League of Independent Theater. A nickel from each ticket sold at the Irondale Center will be used to support LIT, a 501(c) 6 advocacy organization for the creators and practitioners of Independent theater in New York City. The League was formed to protect and ensure the interests of those who work in this territory, and to unify the voice of all those working in independent theater in New York City. For more information visit their website at http://www.litny.org/.