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Breton Follies Presents "RECLAMATION" with Hugh Ryan (FREE)

Breton Follies Presents "RECLAMATION" with Hugh Ryan (FREE)


Breton Follies


Garden of the Jefferson Market Library
10 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY


Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 5:00pm



Breton Follies

Breton Follies Productions presents RECLAMATION

With Hugh Ryan reading from his latest book The House of D


Breton Follies Productions presents the world premiere of RECLAMATION, a new choreographic work directed, choreographed, and performed by Breton Tyner-Bryan (Winner World London IFF, Madrid IFF, Barcelona IFF, Big Apple Film Festival, LGBTQ SHORTS) at the Jefferson Market Library Garden Formerly The Women's House of Detention, in collaboration with writer and historian Hugh Ryan reading from his latest book House of D. Come celebrate the historic contributions of the queer community to Village culture and identity.

Breton Tyner-Bryan will respond to the metaphysical energy of this historical site, through the medium of dance, as an expression of spiritual freedom joined by Breton Follies performers Dajuan Harris, James Jude Johnson, and Tatiana Stewart, with an original score by Brooklyn based composer Ai Isshiki. Hugh Ryan will read from his new book, The House of D, exploring the story of the Garden’s previous existence as a prison: the people it caged, the neighborhood it changed, and the resistance it inspired.In celebration of public performance spaces as an equalizer of accessibility, Tyner-Bryan is thrilled to be screening her latest films INVICTA and WEST OF FRANK, both shot in New York City, in tandem with the reopening of the Jefferson Market Library in 2021. Stay tuned!

The event will take place in the beautiful Garden of the Jefferson Market Library on Saturday October 16th from 5-6pm EST Manhattan, NY. Seating is the garden is limited. Please register through eventbrite, tickets are not required.

This event was made possible by generous support from the City Artist Corps Grants, created by NYFA and DCLA with support from the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.


Photo by James Jude Johnson

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