Truth explores the fluid boundaries of fantasy and reality in a dance that bounces between sincere and ironic, baroque and refined, seductive and violent. With a score by composer Hahn Rowe and lighting design by Joe Levasseur, Jasperse explores the conflicted history of performance, where illusion has been alternately cultivated as theatrical magic, and shunned in search of honest expression. Captivating, elegant, aggressive and funny — in the end, it is left for us to decide what is real and what is a ruse, what is solid and what is full of hot air.

Truth is co-commissioned by the Joyce Theater’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work and The Forsythe Company and is a National Performance Network (www.npn.org) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, in partnership with PICA, Walker Art Center, and REDCAT/CalArts; and is supported by the American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program, Meet The Composer’s Commissioning Music/USA program, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The O’Donnell Green Music and Dance Foundation, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, and the National Dance Project, a program supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.