JOYCE THEATER is presenting FOCUS DANCE From Jan.8-13 and part of this is the acclaimed piece from John Jasperse which features extensive amount of male nudity. There are only two performances for the show so try to catch it!
From the press release:
Eiko & Koma
and John Jasperse
Approximate Running Time: 1 hour 52 min (one intermission)
Please note: the John Jasperse program features full male nudity.
Here’s an excerpt from Macaulay’s review from NYTimes (May 2012):
“The form of dance theater that the choreographer John Jasperse develops in “Fort Blossom revisited (2000/12)” is often astonishing. Watching Wednesday’s premiere, I was several times left with the sensation of having traveled to unknown terrain.
“Fort Blossom revisited” features four performers who remain onstage more or less throughout, and it’s constructed according to binary principles. The two women are elegantly dressed in long-sleeved short red dresses, with subtly matching lipstick. The two men are, however, naked. For a long period the women are together on the left, the men on the right. The dualism that develops between their two different worlds is extraordinary.
Something else happens during all this: which is that our perception of and response to the body itself continually develops, alters, shifts. As these men part their legs, shift their pelvises, ripple their spines, there’s little we don’t know about their groins. And their bodies as a whole keep taking on new looks as we go on watching.
Dance, the body, and erotics are topics about which “Fort Blossom revisited” keeps testing, investigating and analyzing, and often brilliantly. Leaving the theater we are no longer quite what we were when we arrived.”