The performances of Ann Liv young often rely on irritation and direct confrontation. There is no shelter, especially for the audience. She pushes the limits, psychologically and sometimes physically. In her lascivious, exalted, and merciless shows Ann Liv Young comes close, too close, psychologically and physically. Trash and depth, naked flesh and gender awareness, flagellation and redemption, chaos and order – her works deconstruct pop-cultural stereotypes, interpret fairy tales very idiosyncratically or retell the biographies of historical personalities. Not infrequently, to land on the ground of desolate reality, Ann Liv Young unsettles her audience by provoking and embarrassing them, transcending the boundaries of intimacy.
Ann Liv Young is a choreographer and performer who has been touring Europe and the US for the last 20 years. Young’s work is often times titled, provocative but if you look closer to you see it’s very much specific to you. Her works include Antigone (2018), Elektra Cabaret (2015), Theo & Leo (2014), Elektra (2014), Sleeping Beauty, Parts 1-3 (2013), Sherry’s Room (2011), Mermaid Show (2011), Cinderella (2010), Sherry Show (2009), The Bagwell in Me (2008), Radio Show (2007), Snow White (2006), Solo (2006), Michael (2005), and Melissa is a Bitch (2004). Her work has been presented at major venues and festivals in New York City and Europe such as MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum, American Realness, steirischer herbst, Kampnagel, Inkonst Malmö, Gessnerallee Zürich, Theatre de la Bastille, and Black Box Teater, among others.
- Ann Liv Young Discusses the Challenges and Rewards of Being a Full-Time Performance Artist (2018)
- “Ann Liv Young. Performer” (conversation with Marco Santo, 2018)
- Webpage Ann Liv Young