“the downtown prodigy"

-Joan Acocella, The New Yorker

“one of the most exciting choreographic voices out there”

-John Rockwell, The New York Times 

“supernatural ebullience"

-Gia Kourlas, The New York Times

“extraordinary feats of visual imagination”

-Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times 

“brilliant and eccentric”

-Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice

“bold, bizarre, and grotesquely beautiful”

-Steve Sucato, Pittsburgh City Paper 

“Does anyone in contemporary dance have a stranger and more fantastical imagination than Christopher Williams?"

-Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times

“a connoisseur of the archaic and the arcane whose dances animate strange and fantastical elements of the past with rare persuasiveness and imagination”

-Joan Acocella, The New Yorker

“In Christopher Williams’s world, the macabre and the beautiful walk hand in hand down byways of myth, legend, and history.”

-Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice

“With a whimsical imagination and a sharp eye for detail, Williams knows how to cook up a visual and kinetic feast.”

-Siobhan Burke, The New York Times 

“It’s a visual feast. If dance is looking for new directions, I say one way to go is on this lush, sensual, and primal path.”

-Marilyn Jackson, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“brilliantly conceived and costumed”

-Brian Siebert, The New York Times

“major theatrical imagination”

-Gus Solomons jr., Dance Insider

“verve and visual acuity”

-Joy Goodwin, The New York Sun

“his mastery of grouping, gesture, and visual design never falters”

-Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice

“an extraordinary talent, a restless artist, a chameleon”

-John Kelly, Dance Magazine


A curious “alchemist of theatre" aiming to transcend boundaries between a variety of art forms, Christopher Williams continues to hone a distinctive personal style that combines contemporary dance with visual design, music, and puppetry to yield multifaceted movement-based performance works in his own fantastical genre. Preferring to cast each new project specifically rather than maintaining a set company, he assembles a wide variety of performers that juxtapose many body types, ethnicities, genders, and orientations as well as span many ages in order to instill each of his works with an unusual corporeal counterpoint.

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