Jason, made specifically for dancer Jason Collins, was inspired by the mythic persona of Jason from the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius and plays on themes of the “feminized hero" popularized by castrato roles in 17th century Italian opera. The work is set to the aria “Delitie e contenti" from Act I, Scene II of Francesco Cavalli's Giasone. Costumes for the work are by Andrew Jordan and Carol Binion. The work premièred at the 92nd Street Y from June 26th-28th, 2015.
Kyle Gerry, John Hoobyar, Oisín Monaghan, & Jake Szczypek