Hailed for his “extraordinary feats of visual imagination” (New York Times), Christopher Williams offers a program of his own original, queer versions of legendary works by the Ballets Russes. In Williams’ reimagining of Nijinsky’s The Afternoon of a Faun, acclaimed New York City Ballet principal dancer Taylor Stanley stars as the Faun and performs the title role in excerpts from his in-progress evening-length work, Narcissus, which also features his fellow principal dancer Russell Janzen. A cast of outstanding dancers join Stanley and fellow New York City Ballet dancer Davide Riccardo in his all-male version of the ballet Les Slyphides.
The Joyce’s presentation of Chirstopher Williams Dance is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.
The Joyce’s presentation of Christopher Williams Dance is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance. The Joyce’s Open Channels Project promoting diverse voices is generously supported by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. This program by Christopher Williams was created, in part, with the support of The Joyce’s Artist Residency Center, made possible by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of Christopher Williams Dance provided by Val Holley and Joseph Plocek.
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