Downtown meets Uptown

“What would have happened in 1963 if someone from the voguing ball scene in Harlem had come downtown to perform alongside the early postmoderns at Judson Church?”

Trajal Harrell in his "Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church"

If that doesn’t catch your attention, I am not sure what else will. Trajal Harrell’s new project Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church investigates the parallel histories of postmodern dance at the Judson Church (think Deborah Hay, Steven Paxton, Lucinda Childs) and the voguing dance form which dominated Harlem – downtown meets uptown.  Each work in the series addresses how audiences perceive and historicize dance, an art form that continually evolves in the postmodern era. “On this occasion, The Kitchen presents the world premieres of Medium (M), an evening-length ensemble piece, and Extra Small (XS), a solo made for a limited audience, in addition to a one-time only, command performance of Small (S)following sold-out performances last year at The New Museum.”

Tickets are only $15 and runs from 9 February to 13 February at The Kitchen.

Wednesday, February 9 (M) at 8pm
Thursday, February 10 (M) at 8pm and (XS) at 10pm
Friday, February 11 (M) at 8pm and (XS) at 10pm
Saturday, February 12 (M) at 8pm
Sunday, February 13 (S) at 5pm

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