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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 with Ron Athey.

The experience began in 2004 (Cetrone Studio, Los Angeles, CA, USA; REDCAT/Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA, USA; PERFORMA 05 at Participant Inc., New York City, NY, USA, etc.).

Audio excerpts from The Judas Cradle

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

2005 Fierce! Festival poster: Juliana Snapper & Ron Athey.

Among other places (Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, CA, Aksioma Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia …), the work was notably performed in Birmingham, England, as part of the international 2005 Fierce! Festival.

Video excerpts from The Judas Cradle

The Judas Cradle, an interactive DVD film directed by Lisa Cazzato-Vieyra (2006), goes behind the scenes of The Judas Cradle 2005 Fierce! Festival performance. 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 give their definition of the term “Double Voiced” through reference to their operatic performance which Athey will also call a “genre-stretching theatrical work.”

Photo snapshots of The Judas Cradle performances

Juliana Snapper & Ron Athey performing The Judas Cradle