About the Project
Nighttrippers was a three-part performance piece celebrating the places and people unique to New York City, as well as the the essence of performance as journey and adventure. Part I was “female” in spirit, based on old wives’ tales, home remedies, and folklore. Part II was “masculine,” correlating to the traditional American Midwestern barber shop, where stories become gossip and gossip fact. Part III was a grandiose celebration with live music by avante-garde jazz musician Henry Threadgill and his band.
In order to participate in each performance, the Nighttrippers audience met at Creative Time’s offices and boarded a darkened bus, only receiving clues about the project and the secret locations as the bus drove along.