Trajal Harrell

18 > 22.06.18

CN D Pantin

After a training marked by extremely varied apprenticeships, ranging from Yvonne Rainer to the schools of Martha Graham and Trisha Brown, while taking in the figures of voguing, Trajal Harrell’s choreographic work eludes any category, while expressing the full richness of his influences. Driven by of the friction between genres, his pieces, such as Showpony or Quartet for the End of Time, superimpose fictions and forms so as to reach a point of disturbed perception. After the series Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church, in 2016 he has pursued his rereading of dance history, through the prism of voguing, with The Ghost of Montpellier Meets the Samurai.

Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (S) in Practice

Trajal Harrell shares the thinking, dramaturgy, and movement behind the solo that initiated his groundbreaking series Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church. Examining physically and conceptually the interplay between the early postmodern dance tradition and the voguing dance tradition, participants will create their own version of the solo. Neither a copy nor a simple imitation, the aim of preserving choreography becomes a way of rethinking repertoire and the notion of the dance object.