Rivers running Red
Rivers Running Red
A new work by Joan Laage/Kogut Butoh
“Rivers Running Red” is a new duet that pays homage to the female body and menstruation. The piece is greatly inspired by an article exposing the practice in certain traditional societies of sending women off to the mountains to remain in huts and, all too often not surviving the harsh conditions, fueled by the belief that women are unclean while menstruating. The piece is also a reflection on this monthly cycle being celebrated as a sacred passage in other cultures. With a haunting original score by Seattle musicians Michael Shannon and Joey Largent.