Minotaur or The King’s Bull. By Jonathon Ward. Urban Youth Theater, Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center, New York. 23 July 1999 (performance review)
The production of Minotaur was not only a reinterpretation of an ancient Greek myth, but an opportunity for Latino hip-hop artists to pass down a cultural tradition to the next generation. Latino artists situated hip-hop as a social movement, and the teen performers physically embodied this in the songs and dance. In this way, the Athenian rebellion became the breaking of stereotypes often associated with urban youths. The performers beautifully portrayed this act of resistance when Theseus took Minos’ golden crown, wore it, and passed it down for all the Athenians to wear.
Copyright © 2000 Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Theatre Journal 52:1 (2000), 115-116.
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Herrera, Patricia. "Minotaur or The King’s Bull. By Jonathon Ward. Urban Youth Theater, Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center, New York. 23 July 1999 (performance Review)." Review of Minotaur or The King's Bull. Theatre Journal 52, no. 1 (2000): 115-16.