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Trajal Harrell (US)
Dancer of the Year
Recognition is good, an award is better – but it’s best to turn good and better into art all over again. These were New York choreographer Trajal Harrell’s thoughts when he found out that he had been voted Dancer of the Year 2018 by the Berlin magazine Tanz. The result of his deliberations is this solo. Born in 1973, he has shown almost his entire oeuvre so far at ImPulsTanz and opened the 2013 festival at MuseumsQuartier with License to Party. Most recently, he inspired the Viennese audience with Caen Amour and In the Mood for Frankie. Harrell became a star of the international contemporary dance scene with his major series Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church, in which he confronted the tradition of Voguing, which emerged from the queer African and Latin American club culture in Harlem, with the history of early postmodern dance. Now he asks: “What does it mean for me to dance? How do I dance? And what remains when I am gone but the history of my dance remains?” An extraordinarily touching solo.
Due to the injury of the artist this performance must unfortunately be postponed.
Duration: 45 min