Christopher Williams Dance Showing featuring Taylor Stanley
Start the Chautauqua 2022 season early with a special showing of work by acclaimed choreographer Christopher Williams featuring New York City Ballet principal dancer Taylor Stanley among a cast of notable contemporary dancers. As the culmination of a two-week residency at Chautauqua, this open rehearsal will offer the dancers their first opportunity to run through choreography from Williams’s new, original queer versions of legendary Ballet Russes works “The Afternoon of a Faun” and “Les Sylphides” in front of a live audience. Following this unique experience will be a special Q&A on the Amp stage with Williams and members of his team. This showing culminates a two week residency of Christopher Williams Dance at Chautauqua.
Christopher Williams, hailed as “one of the most exciting choreographic voices out there” (The New York Times) and “the downtown prodigy” (The New Yorker) conjuring up “extraordinary feats of visual imagination” (The New York Times), is a New York Dance & Performance “Bessie” award-winning choreographer, dancer, and puppet artist who has created over thirty-five original and collaborative works in New York City and abroad since 1999.