Christopher Williams @ New York Live Arts
A Glimpse Into the World of NARCISSUS
Oct 6 @ 7pm & 7:30pm (EDT)
In person & Live streamed
Set to Nikolai Tcherepnin’s 1911 score Narcisse et Echo written for the Ballets Russes, Williams’s developing work Narcissus reappropriates themes of the eponymous Greek myth on which it is based to re-envision the original ballet through a contemporary queer lens.
Occurring in the lobby of Live Arts, this supplemental event will include both projected video featuring the work of visual designer Andrew Jordan and a live tableau vivant to offer audiences a glimpse into the mythopoetic world the collaborators are envisioning for the work’s forthcoming première.
The video projection will include Jordan’s hand-painted drawings of characters appearing in the developing work along with his rotoscoped animations of Williams’ choreography, digitally rendered via individual drawings of each video frame.
The live, socially-distanced performance of excerpted choreography from the work modified for the lobby space will be performed by Cemiyon Barber and Logan Pedon.
This 10 minute lobby activation is free and open for the public to view in-person from the sidewalk through our lobby windows and is also available by purchasing a livestream link here below!
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