19 and 20 may, 9:30 pm
Trajal Harrell presents his solo, Dancer of the Year. Over the last two decades the American choreographer has been reimagining the history of contemporary dance and its subcultures through a series of transgressively original works for the stage and gallery spaces. This new full-length work is a response to his own selection as ‘dancer of the year’ by Tanz magazine in 2018. The award triggers a process of reflection, both on his personal journey and on the value of dance as a practice. Urgent questions of cultural transmission return in this powerfully emotional solo: the legacy of Butoh and of the Japanese choreographer Tatsumi Hijikata are exposed and interrogated, raising questions about the politics of performing dance and any kind of selfie.
3 and 4 june, 10:00 am
7 july, 9:30 pm
As part of the Festival de Marseille