Photo by Miana Jun
“The next Martha Graham.”
Vogueing meets postmodernism meets Greek tragedy in this work for five male dancers, the fifth installment of Trajal Harrell’s provocative series Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church. Reimagining the Antigone myth at the heart of the series, Harrell fashions “his own fierce, ragged mythology—one pieced together from pop culture, theory, voguing, dance history—and, always, the runway,” says the New York Times. “However much in disarray, its denizens are fabulous.”
“Haute-couture runway shows provided the inspiration for the drag balls, and that high-low juxtaposition was reflected in the pairing of Judson and the Harlem voguing world—the upper-class and white side by side with the poor and black. By incorporating the story of Antigone—about a strong, willful woman in a male-dominated society—Harrell commented on the history of men playing female roles, and also drew a connection between the stylization inherent in Greek theatre and voguing.” —The New Yorker
Free pre-performance talks with dance scholar and curator Noémie Solomon 30 minutes prior to curtain in the ICA lobby.
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