Photographs: Paula Court

Photographs: Paula Court

Two Alike

Choreography, Text and Performance: Jack Ferver
Set: Marc Swanson
Associate Director: Joshua Lubin-Levy
Music: Roarke Menzies
Costume: Reid Bartelme
Lighting: Jack Ferver, Joshua Lubin-Levy, Marc Swanson


Two Alike, a collaboration between Jack Ferver and Marc Swanson, is a visceral and darkly humorous performance exploring the shattering effects of abused queer youth. Existing in an alter-space, housing childhood fantasies and turbid adult obsessions, Ferver acts as the emotive flesh and voice inside of Swanson’s eerie mirrored set/sculpture. Ferver delivers a performance that twists and turns between past and present with text ranging from pastoral prose to the maniacally confessional and haunting choreography built from interviews between the two artists, improvisation, and states of trance. 

 
 
 
A work with such frequent shifts between the heartbreaking to the hilarious to the hopeful… A thing of beauty and suffering, all at once.
— - Andrew Boynton, The New Yorker
 

Photographs: Paula Court

 
 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

2012  Institute of Contemporary Art. Boston, Massachusetts.

2012  The Kitchen. New York, New York.

2011  *DiverseWorks Artspace. Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston. Houston, Texas.

 

*Premiere

 
 
Two Alike premiered in Houston as the first collaboration between Diverse Works and the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston., TX in September 2011. It was subsequently commissioned by The Kitchen in New York, NY in May 2012 and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA in June 2012