In 1979, at the age of 71, Ethel Merman recorded her last studio album before her death. "The Ethel Merman Disco Album" exists as a centerpiece of gay camp culture that raises questions of artistic integrity, the commercialization of queer culture, and gay male/straight female relationships.
According to some VERY credible and rigorous research, there are 6 missing songs from this album. Join The Davis Sisters (Alexander and Joy Davis) along with an impressive roster of surprise guests, as they explore these questions in a high energy evening-length, contemporary dance theater cabaret!
Alexander and Joy Davis, The Davis Sisters, were mistaken for a married couple in 2015, and have been spending the last 4 years unsuccessfully trying to convince people that they are, in fact, somehow related. Celebrated choreographers in their own right, this collaboration represents the intersection of physical rigor, theatrical structure, dramaturgical research, and glamour that both artists respect in the other. The Davis Sisters were recently awarded a 2018 Schonberg (Boston) Fellowship Residency at The Yard to develop and perform a new work in September, Junk Drawer (The Inherited Utilitarian Archive of the Future).