Night Light Bright Light
Choreography and Text: Jack Ferver
Performers: Jack Ferver, Reid Bartelme
Costumes: Reid Bartelme
In Night Light Bright Light, Jack Ferver draws inspiration from, and parallels to, the life, art and death of Fred Herko.
Herko was a dancer, an actor, a choreographer, and he took a bath and got out and danced naked in front of his friend to Mozart, finally dancing out of a window to his death. I am a dancer, an actor, a choreographer, and I love taking baths and I have danced naked though have yet to jeté out a window. I have often talked about suicide with my childhood friend Reid Bartelme. Reid will join me in the work. Reid is a beautiful dancer. Reid will make sure I don’t jump.
2015 *Abrons Art Center. American Realness. New York Performance Artists Collective. New York, New York
Night Light Bright Light was commissioned through New York Performance Artists Collective in partnership with New York University’s Department of Performance Studies and with residency support from Abrons Art Center’s AIRspace Residency.