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Ballez: Travesty Doll Play Ballez (after Coppélia)

Chelsea Factory
May 24 Through May 26 | Fri |
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Friday, May 24 at 7:30PM Saturday, May 25 at 2:00PM (featuring a special ALL ARTS screening of TRAVESTY & choreographer talk-back) Saturday, May 25 at 7:30PM Sunday, May 26 at 2:00PM Sunday, May 26 at 5:30PM
$20-40 45 minutes

Travesty Doll Play Ballez (after Coppélia) is a full-length Ballez performance which reinvents the 1870 travesty ballet Coppélia. This revisionist creation brings its history to light, showing how gender variance and transgression have always been embedded in ballet, with Ballez dancers as rightful inheritors of that his/her/theirstory. This new story ballet focuses on the relationship between Dolls and their Doll-Maker, on teachers and students, on cycles of abuse in ballet, on control and freedom, on fake and real, and on dancers being forced to perpetually automate the performance of gender in order to belong…ultimately playing with mainstream notions of gender in ballet until they fall apart.

Travesty Doll Play Ballez (after Coppélia) is the subject of the new documentary TRAVESTY, one of three documentaries in ALL ARTS’ Past, Present, Future dance film festival, running from April 23 - May 7.

Venue: Chelsea Factory

547 West 26th Street Map