Mistress of the Maze

CHI Movement Arts Center
1316 S 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(Accessible)

Saturday, Sep. 16 at 8 PM
Sunday, Sep. 17 at 2 PM
Sunday, Sep. 17 at 5 PM

A thousand years before the Greeks wove the tale of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, Ariadne was Mistress of the Maze. Masks, movement, and music interpret this new/ancient story of a Minoan goddess whose dominion extended over the sacred Labyrinth and its strange half-human and animal hybrid inhabitants.

The myth of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth has inspired artists, writers, and dancers ever since the days of ancient Greece, but the roots of the story— the maze, the bull, and the Goddess— predate classical Greece by more than a millennium. Mistress of the Maze explores the Bronze Age Minoan iconography from the island of Crete that inspired the later Greek legend.

Masks and costumes are by multidisciplinary artist Sarah Carr, who also provided the choreography. The four dancers take on multiple roles throughout the piece. Meli’sa Grier portrays Ariadne, Goddess of the Labyrinth. Caitlin Green is the Bee Goddess and also a Genius. Shelby Tucker takes the role of a Genius as well, and plays Mistress of Animals. Neimyiah Whittley is both Theseus and the Sacred Bull.

Tickets are on sale now at FringeArts, and can be purchased at this link or by calling (215) 413- 1318.