The lecture will take place in Slodownia +2.
In the frame of LET'S DANCE exhibition.
The Trajal Harrell's lecture about creation of Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church will take place on 11th of October 2015.
Trajal Harrell is a New-York Choregrapher who graduated from Yale University and works internationally between Europe, Asia, North and South America. His productions have been presented In New York and the U.S.A. at many venues including The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, TBA Festival, Walker Arts Center, American Realness Festival, ICA Boston, Danspace Project, Crossing the Line Festival, DTW, P.S. 122, Cornell University, Colorado College, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and Los Angeles’ RedCat Theater.
Internationally his works have been shown at festivals such as Festival d’Automne (Paris), Rencontres Chorégraphiques (Paris), Festival d’Avignon (Avignon, France), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Impulstanz (Vienna), TanzimAugust (Berlin), Montpellier Danse Festival, and Panorama Festival (Rio de Janeiro). He also has shown work at Gessnerallee (Zurich), Arsenic (Lausanne), Kaai Theater (Brussels), Campo (Ghent), and SESC (Sao Paulo), among others.
He has also shown performance in visual art contexts such as The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA (NYC), MoMA PS1, The Barbican (London), Perfoma Biennial, Fondation Cartier (Paris), The New Museum (NYC), The Margulies Art Warehouse (Miami), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Serralves Museum (Porto), Centre Pompidou- Metz, Centre Pompidou-Paris, ICA Boston and Art Basel-Miami Beach.
Harrell is perhaps best known for his series of works entitled Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church which re-imagine a meeting between early postmodern dance and the voguing dance tradition. Created in eight sizes (seven performances and one publication), all of the performances continue to tour internationally.
Antigone Sr., the size large (L) in the series, won the 2012 Bessie Award for Best Production.
The made-to-measure size in the series "Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure)/Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (M2M)" has the distinction of being the first dance commission of MoMA PS1.
Most recently, he began a new research examining Butoh dance from the theoretical praxis of voguing. The first piece resulting from this study, Used Abused and Hung Out to Dry, premiered at MoMA in February 2013, where Harrell has begun a two-year residency further developing this new body of work.
The latest work in this new artistic period, The Ghost of Montpellier Meets The Samurai, premiered at the 2015 Montpellier Danse Festival. The next creation, The Return of La Argentina, was presented at The Centre National de la Danse and at MoMA in October 2015.