Christopher Williams : Narcissus
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Narcissus is an original, evening-length ballet set to Nikolai Tcherepnin’s score “Narcisse et Echo” composed in 1911 for the Ballets Russes incorporating themes of the eponymous Greek myth on which it is based to re-envision the original ballet through a contemporary queer lens. The work, featuring costume and set designs by Andrew Jordan as well as lighting by Joe Levasseur, is performed by dancers Christiana Axelsen, Jack Blackmon, Ching-I Chang, Janet Charleston, Breckyn Dávila Drescher, Alan Good, Casey Hess, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Justin Lynch, Jake Montanaro, Alexander Olivieri, Michael Parmelee, Logan Pedon, Caitlin Scranton, and Mac Twining, with New York City Ballet principal dancer Taylor Stanley & Cemiyon Barber in the title role.
Oct 29 Stay Late Conversation moderated by Aaron Mattocks
Choreography: Christopher Williams
Music: Narcisse et Echo, Op. 40 (1911) by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Costume Design: Andrew Jordan
Costume Construction: Andrew Jordan & Iggy Soliven
Set Design: Andrew Jordan
Lighting Design: Joe Levasseur
NARCISSUS (a Boeotian youth) – Taylor Stanley/Cemiyon Barber
ECHO (a mountain nymph) – Mac Twining
OREADS (a tribe of mountain nymphs) – Casey Hess, Jack Blackmon, Alexander Olivieri, Michael Parmelee, & Logan Pedon
BACCHANTES (Boeotian priestesses) – Christiana Axelsen, Brecklyn Drescher, & Caitlin Scranton
BOEOTIANS (tribespeople of Boeotia) – Ching-I Chang, Janet Charleston, Alan Good, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Justin Lynch, & Jake Montanaro
The creation of Narcissus was supported by the Live Feed Residency program with generous funding from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Partners for New Performance. The work was also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement/Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a grant from the Harkness Foundation for Dance.