Grant Recipient Details

Location

New York, NY

Artist
Trajal Harrell, New York, NY
Project Title
THE GHOST OF MONTPELLIER MEETS THE SAMURAI
Fiscal Year Awarded
2015
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount
$38,000

THE GHOST OF MONTPELLIER MEETS THE SAMURAI is a semi-narrative work based on an imaginary meeting between three dance legends: Dominique Bagouet, the leader of France's Nouvelle Danse; Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder of Japanese Butoh; and Ellen Stewart, the founder and namesake of New York's LaMama Theater. A work for eight dancers that mixes dance, song, and text, the work delves into the passion for “art” on the part of artists, arts professionals, and audiences. Why is art such an important part of our lives?