“I want my shows to sit with people for a long time. Some people hate my performances and are so angered by them, and then six months later they write me an email saying that it’s changed their life. I want to make stuff that’s hard to untangle; stuff that asks hard questions and sits with you for awhile. Stuff that maybe audiences don’t always understand right away. Some people call that shocking, and that’s totally okay with me.” Ann Liv Young, Ravlin Magazine
Ann Liv Young’s creations are essentially a reflection of her life, inspired by her experiences with her dancers, family, collaborators and passerby. Her work combines text, music and choreography that build scenes with different images and then destroy them. Her text´s is explicitly sexual and emotional but it is delivered in a manner that is not. Young creates multilayered performances that provokes and are thoughtful at the same time. She has visited Black Box teater several times with performances like Elektra, Cinderella and Mermaid Show. This time she is bringing her vision of Antigone. Known for creating work that’s “brilliant at one moment, perverse the next” (The New York Times), Young remixes Greek rituals in her incomparable style.