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Antigone Sr.  Photo by Andrea Mohin

Antigone Sr.
Photo by Andrea Mohin

1. Trajal Harrell: Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church

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

Trajal Harrell has been exploring this question for the last five years in various forms in his Twenty Looks series, including its opposite, “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?” (M2M version). Audiences and critics have fallen for it left and right, this one included: after a hiatus from shows after an injury, “Antigone Sr” reminded me what I was missing, and “M2M” was one of my favorite shows of the year. And it’s not just me–Claudia La Rocco wrote about her long term romance with the series in The New York Times back in 2012. For the first time ever, the Kitchen will present the entire series together, one show per night for an entire week. With phenomenal dancers, and a great sense of humor.

Sunday, Sept 14 (XS): 4pm, 5pm, 7pm and 8pm

Monday, Sept 15 (S): 8pm

Tuesday, Sept 16 (M)imosa: 8pm, co-created with Cecilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud, and Marlene Monteiro Freitas

Wednesday, Sept 17 (jr) Antigone Jr.: 8pm

Wednesday, Sept 17 (Plus) Antigone Jr. ++: 9:30pm

Friday, Sept 19 (L), Antigone Sr.:  8pm

Saturday, Sept 20 (M2M) Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem: 8pm

All tickets $20 at the Kitchen. Click here for tickets and descriptions of each show.

 

2. Fridays at Noon Series at the 92nd Street Y:

Sondra Loring, Neil Greenberg, and Donna Uchizono: Meaning-Making

The Fridays at Noon Series returns with work-in-progress showings from choreographers who share a similar sensibility and approach to improvisation.

Friday September 19 at 12p, $10, at the 92nd Street Y.

Live stream of the performance available here.

 

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Written by Claire Salant

Claire Salant discovered dance when she was six years old in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She moved to New York to go to Barnard College, where she studied history, math, and dance. She is freelance dancer in New York, academic teacher to students of all ages, and she occasionally finds ways to combine the two. Currently she is working through a dance injury, and is therefore engaging the dance world off her feet rather than on them!