CHERYL is a four-person video and performance collective based in Brooklyn that explores the themes of mortality, mania, the feline-human connection, the limits of shoulders, the flammability of dollar-store hair extensions, and the staining power of fake blood. Through themes ranging from topical to bizarre, the CHERYLs revel in the joyous power of dance-induced psychosis/euphoria. CHERYL has been bringing its particular brand of FRESHMAGICK™ to New York City since colonial times, and has since acquired a dedicated cult following and media attention for over-the-top happenings involving outrageous costumes, exuberant dance moves, and participatory dance floor suicide.
CHERYL has staged video shoots for MoMA and Flux Factory, and has held participatory events, activities, and installations at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space, Bruce High Quality’s Brucennial 2010, The Bell House, and other local venues. CHERYL has been written up in a number of publications, including Time Out New York, The New York Times, Readymade Magazine, and Flavorwire.
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