Christopher Myers
Fire in the Head

World Premiere

Thu, Sep 29 & Fri, Sep 30
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association

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.

Christopher Myers, in concert with Sifiso Mabena, Marcella Murray, Ashley Winkfield, Ismail Lawal, and others will bring to life the famous diaries of this path breaking dancer and choreographer through original shadow puppets he designed and made in collaboration with master craftsmen in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

65 min
In English
See content advisory note below.

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
    • Director
      Christopher Myers

      Sifiso Mabena

      Puppet Director
      Ashley Winkfield

      Marcella Murray
      Maria Camia
      Sifiso Mabena

      Maria Bauman

      Ismail Lawal

      Joseph Lymous

      Recorded Narration
      Christopher Myers

      Lighting Designer
      Connor Sales

      Eisa Davis
      Jacinth Greywoode
      Ben Moss

      James Gibbel

      James Gibbel

      Production Coordination
      Nora Chellew

      Production Assistant
      Karen Loewy Movilla