The Late, Late Afternoon of a Faun

Dancer and choreographer Hellmut Gottschild describes The Late, Late Afternoon of a Faun, first performed in 1990, as a piece about himself as an older dancer, the older faun. The piece invokes themes of age, sexuality, life, dance, and what Gottschild calls "insistence." Although fauns are not in demand anymore, this one is relentless in his determination to fulfill his artistic mission. He "keeps on insisting," thereby refusing the erasure and dismissal so often accompanying the aging body.


Additional Info

  • Duration: 0:27:37
  • Language: English
  • Date: 1992
  • Location: The Joyce Theater, New York, NY
  • Cast: Dancers: Karen Bamonte, David Camacho, hellmut Gottschild, Kaitlyn Granda, Christopher Hawkes??, Rebecca Malcolm, Kristen McCall, Greg Myers, Patrick O'Brien.
  • Credits: Choreography: Hellmut Gottschild; Music: Claude Debussy, Marshall Taylor improvising on number and rhythmic patterns devised by Gottschild.