Artists

Trajal Harrell

  • Based in Athens, Greece; Zurich, Switzerland; and Georgia, USA.

Trajal Harrell is a choreographer, dancer and researcher based in several cities across the world. With his unique choreographies, which combine various styles from the history of dance, especially voguing* and post-modern dance that emerged in 1960s New York, Harrell continues to define dance in the 21st century. Since 2019, he has been house director and founder director of the Schauspielhaus Zurich Dance Ensemble in Switzerland.

One of Harrell’s most significant inspirations is Hijikata Tatsumi (1928–1986), the founder of Butoh dance. Harrell’s continuous research and re-interpretations of Butoh since 2013 have now flourished into his latest piece Sister or He Buried the Body (2022), which will allow audiences to witness the special moment when Harrell channels a voguing Hijikata Tatsumi through his body and gestures. Further, Harrell will also perform his 2019 piece Dancer of the Year, making his participation in Aichi Triennale 2022 a double bill.

* (Voguing is a style of dance that began in New York’s black and Latino LGBT community in the 1960s. Its name inspired by the eponymous fashion magazine, voguing is characterized by movements and repeatedly striking poses on a runway, or in a fashion photoshoot, to impress an audience of peers.)

Selected Works & Awards
2022
Solo Performance Exhibition, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
2020
Dancer of the Year Shop #3, Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2017
Hoochie Koochie, Barbican Centre, London, UK
2016
Caen Amour, Festival Avignon, Avignon, France
2013
Used Abused and Hung Out to Dry, MoMA, New York, USA
2012
New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie Award) for Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (L), USA

Performances

Sister or He Buried the Body

DANCE

  • Photo: Orpheas Emirzas
Dates
Sat, Jul 30, 13:00
Sun, Jul 31, 18:00
Duration
30 min.
Tickets
Adults ¥1,500
U25 ¥1,000
Double bill ticket ¥3,000

・Door tickets for adults, and U25 cost an additional ¥500.

Note
Children below school age are not permitted.
Venue
Mini Theater, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (B1)
Access
  • 5 minutes on foot from Sakae Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line or Meijo Subway Line.
  • 5 minutes on foot from Sakae-Machi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.
Performance brochure
Available after the performance

Performances

Dancer of the Year

DANCE

  • Photo: Orpheas Emirzas
Dates
Sat, Jul 30, 17:00
Sun, Jul 31, 13:00
Duration
55 min.
Tickets
Adults ¥2,000
U25 ¥1,500
Double bill ticket ¥3,000

・Door tickets for adults, and U25 cost an additional ¥500.

Note
Children below school age are not permitted.
Venue
Mini Theater, Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (B1)
Access
  • 5 minutes on foot from Sakae Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line or Meijo Subway Line.
  • 5 minutes on foot from Sakae-Machi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.
Performance brochure
Available after the performance

Related Information

Photos
  • Photo: Orpheas Emirzas