(M)imosa / Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (M)

January 5, 2012 | By French Culture
Mimosa © Paula Court

After a series of successful performances last year at Danspace Project, France-based choreographers Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud return to New York this January in a choreographic collaboration with Marlene Monteiro Freitas and Trajal Harrell.

Their performance is the third installment of Harrell’s Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church, a series of five works in five sizes (XS to XL) which revolves around the proposition "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?" The series investigates the collision of voguing culture, post-modern dance and the artists’ own personal and artistic identities, exploring the intensity of the fault between the desire and the impossibility of becoming another person.

For information about other projects by François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea in the United State, click here

This project is supported by FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance), the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, a program of the National Dance Project/New England Foundation for the Arts, and FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Florence Gould Foundation.

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