Photo: Ian Douglas, Courtesy of American Realness

Photo: Ian Douglas, Courtesy of American Realness

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.

 
 

Photo: Ian Douglas, Courtesy of American Realness

…combining extreme highs and devastating lows in riotous yet heartbreaking ways that will have some people in stitches, others praying that it ends quickly.
— - Mark Rifkin, This Week In New York.
 
 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

2015  *Abrons Art Center. American Realness. New York Performance Artists Collective. New York, New York

 

 

*Premiere

 
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.