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Trajal Harrell

Dance, For all Dance, For all, 2023|24 Season

Trajal Harrell

Maggie the Cat

In the framework of Festival d'Automne 2023 - Portrait Trajal Harrell

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duration: 50 min

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American choreographer Trajal Harrell summons Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams in order to imagine a tonic and invigorating celebration of diversity. A work that owes as much to voguing as it does to Greek tragedy.

Maggie is Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a roughed-up but tough figure, left behind but liberated. Her energy floods Trajal Harrell’s new creation, a joyful and frenzied blending of genres. Mic in hand, the American choreographer acts as the master of a ceremony that celebrates diversity and self-affirmation. With him, ten performers use a vernacular that borrows as much from postmodern dance as from voguing. A ravishing fusion that takes after fashion shows and parties, on a soundtrack where electro, pop and classical music rub together. With a militant lightness and by embracing the memories of one of modern theatre’s most famous characters, Maggie the Cat tackle themes of power, gender, belonging and exclusion. This work is the first part of the Porca Miseria trilogy, inspired by three feisty women picked from literature and History.

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Du 14 au 16 décembre 2023
Jeudi & vendredi 19h
Samedi 18h

50 min

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75,151 : Porte de Pantin


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Production credits

Maggie The Cat commissioned by Manchester International Festival Produced by Manchester International Festival Touring production Causecelebre vzw

Maggie the Cat is the first part of the Porca Miseria trilogy commissioned by the Manchester International Festival, Schauspielhaus Zürich, ONASSIS STEGI, Kampnagel, Holland Festival, the Barbican and Dance Umbrella, NYU Skirball, Berliner Festspiele and The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi. Co-produced by La Villette (Paris), Festival d'Automne à Paris With the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels

Chorégraphie, costumes, scénographie et son Trajal Harrell Avec Stephanie Amurao, Helan Boyd Auerbach, Vânia Doutel Vaz, Rob Fordeyn, Trajal Harrell, Christopher Matthews, Nasheeka Nedsreal, Tiran Normanson, Perle Palombe, Songhay Toldon, Ondrej Vidlar Scénographie Erik Flatmo, Trajal Harrell Lumières Stéfane Perraud Assistant Lennart Boyd Schürmann Dramaturgy Katinka Deecke Distribution ART HAPPENS


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