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Hailed for his ”extraordinary feats of visual imagination" (The New York Times), Christopher Williams offers a program of his own original queer versions of legendary ballets from the Ballets Russes era. In Williams's reimagining of Les Sylphides, acclaimed New York City Ballet principal dancer Taylor Stanley stars as the “Queen of the Sylphs” among a cast of outstanding contemporary dancers, and performs the title role in his new version of Nijinsky’s The Afternoon of a Faun. All works on the program feature signature fantastical costume designs developed with Williams's longtime collaborator Andrew Jordan and lighting by Joe Levasseur.

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Funding Credits

The Joyce’s presentation of Christopher Williams Dances is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance. 

Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of Christopher Williams provided by John Basnage de Beauval & Val Holley and Joseph Plocek.  This program by Christopher Williams was commissioned, in part, with the support of The Joyce Theater Foundation's Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work; and 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. 

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Running Time

Approximately 1 hour and 33 minutes including one intermission.

June 28—July 3 The Joyce in Chelsea

Christopher Williams Dances

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