FRI. & SAT., MARCH 1 & 2 | 8PM
"Elegantly structured and cleverly staged, it's both touching and funny" San Francisco Examiner
"Latin Standards" was named New York Times “Critic’s Pick” for its “winning heart and humor.” Written and performed by GLAAD award winner Marga Gomez and directed by David Schweizer, "Latin Standards" recalls Marga's childhood in Washington Heights with her father, Willy Chevalier, comedian, producer, songwriter, Cafe El Pico spokesperson, and prominent figure in the golden era of New York’s Latino variety shows. As a tribute to his memory, adult Marga defied reason and launched a hipster comedy night at "Esta Noche," a doomed San Francisco Latino drag club, during the onset of the city's gentrification crisis. It's an energetic, funny and poignant story of perseverance and creative addiction passed down from immigrant father to lesbian daughter
Marga Gomez is a GLAAD award-winning writer and performer of twelve solo plays, which have been presented at BAAD!, The Public Theater, La Mama Experimental Theater Club, Dixon Place and more. Stand-up comedy appearances include LOGO’s “One Night Stand,” Comedy Central’s “Out There,” and HBO’s “Comic Relief.”
CURATED BY NÉLIDA TIRADO
SATURDAY, MARCH 9 | 8PM
Born of the old "Café Cantantes" where spectators enjoyed drinks and a great show, this performance features a collection of NYC's best Flamenco dancers, singers, and instrumentalists. It’s a journey to Spain in celebration of the dynamic rhythmic elements of the traditional flamenco artform: baile (dance), cante (singing), toque (guitar) and jaleo (vocals).
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 | 8PM
This shared evening of theatre and performance features three young women pushing boundaries and shaking up stereotypes with Amelia Bande, Julissa Contreras and Qurell-Amani Wright.
DAVALOIS FEARON DANCE
FRI., MARCH 29 & SAT., MARCH 30 | 8PM
For C.J. is dedicated to Artistic Director Davalois Fearon’s nephew C.J., who was the victim of a fatal asthma attack in 2017. It uses nature to explore themes of loss and remembrance. For C.J. celebrates C.J.’s life by telling his story through Fearon’s fluid yet assertive movement vocabulary, with original music by multi-reedist Mike McGinnis, wearable sculpture, costume, and makeup designed by interdisciplinary artist Jasmine Murrell and set design by performer and visual artist Myssi Robinson. For C.J. incorporates aspects of As Above, As Below , a site-specific piece created in dialogue with Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1971 performance Tree Dance, as well as the inclusion of alchemic philosophy in both artists’ conceptual processes commissioned by the Bronx Music as part of the BxMA Co-Lab dance series.
NOEMÍ SEGARRA RAMÍREZ
ESTRUCTURA ACCIOŃ/ STRUCTURING ACTION
PEPATIÁN PRESENTS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BAAD!
SAT., MARCH 23 | 2PM
This workshop is for experienced and non-experienced movers who are interested in experiencing awareness of energetic pathways and developing skills as movement improvisers who venture into instant composition.
Noemí Segarra Ramírez initiated PISO proyecto in Santurce, Puerto Rico in 2011. PISO is an intergenerational, interdisciplinary, collective and queer platform for movement research, improvisation and instant composition, including its' documentation and creation of online archives. cargocollective.com/pisoproyecto
TRANSVISIBLE: BAMBY SALCEDO’S STORY
FRIDAY, MARCH 8 | 8PM
An inspirational documentary about Bamby Salcedo, a Trans Latina woman, now a renowned international leader and Trans community advocate. Bamby's story honors the human spirit and celebrates the victories of winning in the face of adversity, with a special message to Trans immigrant women that face multiple challenges and oppressions. Directed by Dante Alencastre, screening hosted by Barbra Herr.
BAAD!ASS WOMEN FESTIVAL 2019
PRESENTED BY BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE
SAT., MARCH 16 | 7:30PM
Radio Jarocho plays the rowdy, upbeat, and at times melancholic music of the countryside of Veracruz, Mexico, having mixed it with the sounds of New York’s urban life for over ten years. They deliver performances that are passionate, energetic, and true to the roots of the genre. Radio Jarocho has played concerts at festivals and venues such as the Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Bowl, Joe’s Pub, La Casita at Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Celebrate Mexico Now!, and Celebrate Brooklyn.
The band collaborates with master son jarocho musicians on a consistent basis, guaranteeing the union between Mexico and the United States through original songs and new arrangements of old jarocho tunes, offering a modern take on a traditional genre by fusing it with sounds that have become part of New York City’s musical fabric.
HURACÁN: STORM MEDICINE
FRI., MARCH 22 | 8PM
huracán: storm medicine is a personal dance story, living altar and town hall about destruction, translation, and the transformative power of storms. Told from the body and voice of a queer, lightskinned Oakland boricua, storm medicine is queer spanglish dance ritual in homage to the unseen powers that trip us up, shake us awake and call us home.