American Dance Festival
*There are no eligible discounts for these performances.
Tuesday, July 19, 7:30pm
Wednesday, July 20, 7:30pm
Thursday, July 21, 7:30pm
“What would have happened if one of the early postmoderns from Judson Church had gone uptown to perform in the voguing ballroom scene in Harlem?” This is the question Trajal Harrell asks in his performance piece Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (M2M) part of Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church. In Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem, Harrell makes a work for three dancers which engages the formalism and minimalism of postmodernism with the flamboyancy of voguing. Combining these contrasting styles, Harrell also looks at the influence of jazz and improvisation in early postmodern dance. This performance is co-presented by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.