Artist Projects

Legendary with a Twist


Trajal Harrell

Legendary with a Twist is an evening-length dance performance about a chance meeting between a young Japanese choreographer and a young French choreographer in 1970’s New York City, loosely based on the lives of Tatsumi Hijikata and Dominique Bagouet. Using the historical and political backdrops of their contemporary times and lives, Trajal Harrell will build an imaginary history in which these two artists lay their personal lives on the line and debate the value of dance in the popular imagination across cultural divides. Using choreography, text and song, the tale weaves itself through truth and make-believe, with the myth of New York City in the starring role.