Narcissus (world première)
October 28th-29th, 2010, 7:30pm & October 30th, 2021, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Narcissus is an original, evening-length ballet set to Nikolai Tcherepnin's score “Narcisse et Echo" composed in 1911 for the Ballets Russes. The work, featuring costume and set designs by Andrew Jordan as well as lighting by Joe Levasseur, incorporates themes of the eponymous Greek myth on which it is based to re-envision the original ballet through a contemporary queer lens. The work, commissioned by New York Live Arts, is performed by dancers Christiana Axelsen, Jack Blackmon, Ching-I Chang, Janet Charleston, Breckyn Drescher, Alan Good, Casey Hess, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Justin Lynch, Jake Montanaro, Alexander Olivieri, Michael Parmelee, Logan Pedon, Caitlin Scranton, and Mac Twining, with Taylor Stanley/Cemiyon Barber in the title role.