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IMPRESSIONS: Juliana F. May’s “Folk Incest” at Abrons Arts Center

October 15, 2018

This show and review contains material that may offend or disturb. Please consider before reading further. 

Leslie Cuyjet in Juliana F. May's Folk Incest at Abrons Arts Center. Photo by Ian Douglas. 

 

Which of the following offends you?

a. Toddlers eating each other out
b. A woman, her body arranged like a three-legged table, gyrating her pelvis 
c. Holocaust porn
d. A cheerleader chant entreating, “don’t f*cking do it”

Regardless of what letter you choose, all of the above appears (a and c are referenced while b and d are performed) in Juliana F. May’s Folk Incest, which received its world premiere at Abrons Arts Center. There’s plenty more too, much of it unprintable and/or indescribable for publication. For the easily offended, you will likely be offended. 

And yet, for as shocking as the 45-minute work may be to some, I . . .

 

TWO MINUTES TO READ

 

 

TO READ THE BALANCE OF MY REVIEW, PLEASE VISIT THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST.

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