Gierre J. Godley | CHRISTOPHER Exclusive

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Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind this season’s production?

Gierre Godley: Through the lens of the Brothers Grimm’s Snow White, CHRISTOPHER looks at beauty & obsession and the implications that popular culture has on them in regards to the LGBTQ community.

Dance Mogul: What do you hope audiences take away from it?

Gierre Godley: Our goal is to make the audience aware (or remind them) of the control popular culture seems to have on our ideas of beauty. I believe that many people are aware, but for some reason still, subscribe to those thoughts.

Dance Mogul: What are you looking to do with your art form in 2017?

Gierre Godley: In 2017 and moving forward I want to approach my art as an overall experience. Challenging myself to explore new mediums and in turn hopefully cultivating & broadening my audience, collaborator, and dancer reach.

Dance Mogul: Is there anyone you would like to thank for helping you with the production?

Gierre Godley: CHRISTOPHER was partially created by a residency & support from the NYU Tisch Summer Dance Series and Topaz Arts in Woodside. A special thanks to Pam Pietro, Susan Hamburger, & the entire NYU TIsch Dance Faculty, our major contributors: The Wroth Foundation, Dr. Rick Ellsasser, and Gary & Gladys Godley. Last but not least, I want to definitely thank my dancers (Cesar, Ethan, Alex, Maxwell, Drew, Mat, Gildas, & Ryan) and my collaborators Lara de Bruin (costumes), Rob Ross (Lighting), & Carlton Ward (set design) for all of their artistic contributions to the work.

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