Christopher Myers
Fire in the Head

World Premiere

Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:30pm
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association

Event Cancelled

A world premiere staged in Manhattan’s Chinatown, Fire in the Head salutes the tortured genius of Vaslav Nijinsky, who, like many artists today, grappled with the confluence between global and personal crises.

In concert with performers David Thomson, Martell Ruffin, and Sifiso Mabena, Christopher Myers will bring to life the famous diaries of this pathbreaking dancer and choreographer through original shadow puppets he designed and made in collaboration with master craftsmen in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

In English, 65 minutes

About Christopher Myers

Christopher Myers is an artist and writer who lives in New York.

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    • While Myers is widely acclaimed for his work with literature for young people, he is also an accomplished fine artist who has lectured and exhibited internationally. His practice can be divided into two categories: interventions in historical narratives and work crafted with artisans from around the globe from places as disparate as Egypt, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Brooklyn.”

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Cast & Creative Team

Christopher Myers
Ismail Lawal
Martell Ruffin
Sifiso Mabena

Designed by Christopher Myers, Kamal Nassif, and James Gibbel