• Babatunji Johnson. Photo: Jamie Lyons

  • Saul Richmond-Rakerd

    Saul Richmond-Rakerd

Full: Fragment

Programmed by Sean Carson

The Iota presents a site-specific performance of a fragmentary tragedy by Sophocles, Laocöon. The play depicts the scene after the wooden horse has been brought into the city of Troy and the war seems to be over. Two serpents appear and devour the priest of Poseidon named Laocöon, here danced by Babatunji Johnson. Aleta Hayes also performs. 

Added: Cellist Saul Richmond-Rakerd, an assistant principal in the Santa Cruz Symphony, performs works by J. S. Bach and Gaspar Cassadó.