Choreographer Jack Ferver and sculptor Marc Swanson collaborated on a farcical, savage, hybrid work inspired by Jean Genet’s iconic play Les Bonnes (The Maids). The piece utilized the entirety of the LUMA Theater, which transformed from a white cube to a black box in real time. The work sharply examines notions of otherness, gender politics, celebrity culture, class divisions, and the violence that exerts itself both internally and externally from these issues.
“Mr. Ferver elucidates issues of class disparity and the cyclical nature of exploitation. And he doesn’t shield himself from his own critiques.”— The New York Times
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes: No Intermission
Performance contains mature subject matter and explicit language. Presented via the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Marc Swanson - installation