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The Judas Cradle (2004—2008)

The Judas Cradle, one of the most provocative pieces of live art ever staged, was conceived, directed and performed in collaboration with Ron Athey.

Its experience began in 2004 (Aksioma Festival Ljubljana, Slovenia; Cetrone Studio, Los Angeles, USA, etc.).

Listen to excerpts from The Judas Cradle
performance by Juliana Snapper
and Ron Athey:

1. Riddle (10:16)

2. Autodafe (4:00)

Juliana Snapper with Ron Athey in their Judas Cradle performance
Juliana Snapper and Ron Athey.

Among other places (New York City, NY, USA, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada…), the work was notably performed in the UK as part of international 2005 Fierce! Festival.

The Judas Cradle, an interactive DVD film directed by Lisa Cazzato-Vieyra (2006), goes behind the scenes of it. Watch excerpts from this documentary:

Read about The Judas Cradle’s experience and concept

Judas Cradle: Invasive Resonance: a text by Juliana Snapper.

Double Voiced: Ron Athey and Juliana Snapper’s definition of the term “Double Voiced” through reference to their operatic performance which Athey will also call a “genre-stretching theatrical work.”