The Principle of Pleasure

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Inspired by the pleasures found in a Montreal trans bar, Manhattan vogue balls, Berlin fetish parties and Portland strip clubs, the virtuosic dancer-choreographer Gerard Reyes forges intimate connections with the audience by breaking the rules and conventions of these spaces. It’s a celebration of freedom, glamour, seduction and the unifying power of pleasure – set to the songs of Janet Jackson.

Conceived, Directed, Choreographed and Performed by Gerard Reyes; Live Original Composition and Remixes by Devon Bate; “Control” Remix by Ty Harper;Featuring the music of Janet Jackson; Lighting Design by Karine Gauthier; Costume Design and Tailoring by Vincent Tiley and Leigh Gallim; Make Up Design by Jasmin Goldstein; Helmet Design by Persona Non Grata; Artistic Counsel by Archie Burnett, Benoit Lachambre, Amazon Leiomy, Amy Shulman, Steven Serels, Matjash Mrozewski, Jose Xtravaganza, Nagato Ninja, Kristina Marlen, Jordan Hall and Riccardo Vino

photo by Damian Siqueiros

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