"The way the choreography retains the original’s reserve matches the slow burn of a strip tease, but it departs from burlesque structure as well" ~Seattle Dances
Inspired by the films of Frederico Fellini and the incendiary classic, Afternoon of A Faun, Lily Verlaine drew out one of her stars, Paris Original, and put him center-stage as the lovelorn, narcissistic Faun. He is joined by a visually arresting, topless, androgynous corps du burlesque who by turns provoke and placate him. This piece is available for festivals and tours. Music Toby Dammit's Last Act by Sexmob.
Photos by Christopher Nelson
Video collected by Jonathan Hauser, edited by Dylan Ward