DANCE/PERFORMANCE — Troubled but tough, unloved but unbowed, Maggie the Cat is the captivating focus of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Now, acclaimed American choreographer Trajal Harrell places Maggie centre stage in his magnetic new dance work, a dazzling and provocative fusion of high art and pop culture.
Set to a soundtrack ranging from electro and pop to classical music, Maggie the Cat addresses power, gender, rejection and inclusion through the prism of one of modern theatre’s most celebrated characters. Influenced by everything from ancient Greek theatre to the Harlem voguing underground, it’s challenging, tragic, entertaining – and ultimately joyous.
Part one of a trilogy inspired by women who had to navigate treacherous waters to gain or retain their power, Maggie the Cat is a brilliant new work from one of contemporary dance’s most inspired and inspiring artists.
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Direction, Choreography, Costume Design, Co-Set Design and Sound Design: Trajal Harrell
Co-Set Design: Erik Flatmo
Lighting Design: Stéfane Perraud
Dramaturgy: Katinka Deecke
Dancers: Trajal Harrell, Helan Boyd Auerbach, Perle Palombe, Rob Fordeyn, Vânia Doutel Vaz, Nasheeka Nedsreal, Christopher Matthew, Tiran Normanson, Songhay Toldon, Ondrej Vidlar
Producer: Axel Satgé
Wardrobe Manager: Sally Heard
Production Manager: Steve Wald and Paul Moore
Lighting Technician: Andrew Wynne
Sound Technician: Melvin Coote
Produced by: Manchester International Festival
Coproduction: Manchester International Festival, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Onassis Stegi, Kampnagel (Hamburg), Holland Festival, the Barbican et Dance Umbrella, NYU Skirball, Berliner Festspiele et The Arts Centre à NYU Abu Dhabi.
Maggie the Cat forms one part of a trilogy, Porca Miseria, commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Schauspielhaus Zürich, ONASSIS STEGI, Kampnagel (Hamburg), Holland Festival, the Barbican and Dance Umbrella, NYU Skirball, Berliner Festspiele and The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi.