Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (L)

Pre-Show Talk Apr 25 at 6:30pm with Ralph Lemon
Post-Show Talk Apr 27 with Carla Peterson

Performances at New York Live Arts

Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church comes in fives sizes: Extra Small (XS) to Extra Large (XL). Following the sublime (S), the rare beauty of (XS), and the spectacular (M)imosa, the Antigone Sr./(L) presents an all-male contemporary dance version of Sophocles’s Greek tragic drama, Antigone, performed by Rob Fordeyn, Trajal Harrell, Thibault Lac, Stephen Thompson, Ondrej Vidlar. All five sizes share the proposition: What would have happened in 1963 if someone from the Voguing ball scene in Harlem had come downtown to perform alongside the early postmodernists at Judson Church? Rather than illustrating a historical fiction, these new works transplant this proposition into a contemporary context. What we experience was neither possible at The Balls nor at Judson, but, here and now, a third possibility is created.

Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (L) is commissioned by New York Live Arts’ “DTW Commissioning Fund” and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gernerous funding has also been provided by The Jerome Foundation, The Alfred Meyer Foundation, and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Co-Production: New York Live Arts, CNDC Angers, and CCN Belfort. Residency Support provided by WpZimmer – Antwerp, Workspace Brussels, Pact Zollverein – Essen, and Dansen Hus – Stockholm.