Narcissus is an original, evening-length contemporary 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, reappropriates themes of the eponymous Greek myth on which it is based to re-envision the original ballet through a contemporary queer lens. The work was commissioned by New York Live Arts.
Rotoscoped animation by Andrew Jordan.
Narcissus & Reflection
NARCISSUS (a Boeotian youth):
Cemiyon Barber & Taylor Stanley
ECHO (a mountain nymph):
OREADS (a tribe of mountain nymphs):
Casey Hess, Gildas Lemmonier, Alexander Olivieri, Logan Pedon, & Joshua Tuason
BACCHANTES (Boeotian priestesses):
Christiana Axelsen, Breckyn Drescher, & Caitlin Scranton
BOEOTIANS (tribespeople of Boeotia):
Miguel Anaya, Janet Charleston, Alan Good, Ayo Jackson, Justin Lynch, & Jin Ju Song-Begin