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Trajal Harrell, Thibault Lac
Menagerie de Verre-Paris, Workspace Brussels, Pact Zollverein-Essen
© Whitney Browne
The performance in the frame of LET'S DANCE exhibition.
New York, early 1960s. In Greenwich Village a group of dancers and choreographers – Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, Trisha Brown, Simone Forti and others – invent postmodern dance. They proclaim that everything can be dance and introduce everyday movements into the dance idiom. At the same time, the voguing dance style starts in the ballrooms of Harlem, a form of dance derived from catwalks and poses of high world fashion and practised by African-Americans and Latinos, gays and transsexuals. It becomes very ‘pop’ and trendy in the 80s. Since 2001 the New York dancer and choreographer Trajal Harrell has been obsessed with the question of what would have happened if the two had actually come together? This has resulted in a series of seven performances of different “sizes” (from XS to L) under the common name of Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (referring directly to the famous documentary on Harlem voguing scene directed by Jennie Livingston).
Let’s Dance also embraces a live presentation of the previous part of the cycle, the duo piece Antigone Jr. Feel kindly invited to Trajal Harrell’s lecture that will reveal the details of the artist’s work on Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church.