Fun Young God
Choreographed by an anonymous choreographer
Costume Design by Andrew Jordan
Fun Young God tackles the phenomenology of the American rock/pop star as well as various global practices of worship. As a spectacle, two performers have been tasked with studying and exactly reproducing the movements of multiple rock and pop legends, while attempting to channel their own divine/charismatic powers. Through mimicry and infusion the movements of Mick Jagger, Beyoncé and others becomes inherently ours; reabsorbed into our collective and individual psyches. Fun Young God is an anthem, a ritual, a placebo, a conjuring, a clinical study, and a blatant exploitation of society’s obsession with fun, youth, and holiness. These themes are closely linked by their shared intersections of rigor, danger, innocence, delusion, and splendor.
As a comment on the intangibility of celebrity and faith, this work is presented anonymously.