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Christopher Williams presents "Narcissus" at New York Live Arts

Christopher Williams presents "Narcissus" at New York Live Arts


Christopher Williams


New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street


Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 7:30pm daily through October 30, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 2:30pm daily through October 30, 2021



Christopher Williams

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 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.


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, Breckyn Drescher, & Caitlin Scranton

BOEOTIANS (tribespeople of Boeotia) – Ching-I Chang, Janet Charleston, Alan Good, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Justin Lynch, & Jake Montanaro

Oct 29th's show comes with a Stay Late Conversation moderated by Aaron Mattock.

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