“What would have happened in 1963,” asked choreographer Trajal Harrell, “if someone from the voguing ballroom scene in Harlem had come downtown to perform alongside the early postmoderns at Judson Church?” Harrell, an epicene artist with passions for clothing, language, and mythology, has been pondering that question on international stages since 2008, and displays the results of his explorations in Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church: THE SERIES, as part of the 2014 Crossing the Line festival, produced by the French Institute/Alliance Française. The project’s seven parts (the sixth, “Antigone Sr.,” won a Bessie two years ago) play on successive nights (two on Wednesday); the eighth part will be a book.
Mondays-Sundays, 4, 5, 7 & 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 14. Continues through Sept. 20, 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 10, 2014