BAAD! AND REIMAGINE PRESENT

PERSISTENT VOICES

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 3PM 


Persistent Voices takes its name from a book of poetry that highlights work by writers lost to AIDS. Edited by Phillip Clark, the book memorializes legendary queer poets of a generation. Prominent Bronx queer leaders from the fields of literature, social justice, and performing arts select works from the book and share them onstage with personal stories and interpretations.


​Last Gasp! (First Draft), created and performed by Laura Shapiro, uses mordant humor, talking as well as movement, video projections, and colorful costumes to consider personal end–of–life preparations within a perspective of possible planetary apocalypse and/or exhaustion.

The reading and dance performance is followed by a discussion on end of life planning that affirms our lives and deaths are worthy of consideration.


As part of the Reimagine End of Life Event Series, BAAD! presents Persistent Voices.



STRINGS AND THINGS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 | 8PM

A music concert giving props to the strings section. Singer/songwriters, classical musicians, and rockers join the varied program covered genres of all types. Featuring Robin Tucker, The Dolly/Workman Project, Ganessa James.

 




BLAQ & BAAD! SHOW
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 | 7PM

BLAQ and BAAD! is a new web show focused on queer culture of The Bronx. It's The View meets The Tonight Show with a (BAAD!) twist. A panel of LGBTQ members meet to discuss current events, culture, and creativity in our city with special performances by local QPOC in front of a live studio audience. Co-hosted by Rosaly Ruiz and Whitney Dav-Rho.








BLAKTINX 2018

EBONY GOLDEN
PRESENTED BY BAAD! & PEPATIÁN

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 | 8PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 8P
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A dance-based performance ritual, wash’d// explores both the violence of misogyny and the strength of sisterhood as they relate to women of color—past, present and future. The piece centers and celebrates the rich history of activism that was and is present during the founding and flourishing of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) who organized during the Civil Rights Movement.  wash’d// is an embodied meditation on women’s social and political power as a means to highlight sisterhood and its role in dismantling systems of patriarchy, heteronormativity, misogynoir as women and femmes unite and organize for social transformation.

 







BAAD! HALLOWEEN: PARTY AND OPEN STAGE 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 | 7PM


BAAD! brings it on Halloween with costumes, dancing and artful fun. Doors open at 7pm, and everyone is invited to sing, dance, read or perform for the open stage beginning at 8:30pm, and MC’d by Appolonia Cruz. Come dance the night away.



KAYLA FARRISH
SPECTACLE
PRESENTED BY BAAD! & PEPATIÁN

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 | 8PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | 8PM


Every person is capable of Spectacle by just being inherently human. Spectacle is a film and live performance production imploding in the possibilities of love, but also addresses torrential questions that can come with it. We follow a woman in her re-examinations of sexuality, power, and trauma within society’s placement of a female body. Her wild spirit challenges expectations and processes it all. If we can see women beyond objectification, make space to feel, and deconstruct gender roles and rape culture, there can be healing and freedom.








COLEMANCOLLECTIVE
FRUIT PUNCH
PRESENTED BY BAAD! & PEPATIÁN
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 | 8PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 | 8PM


‘Fruit Punch’ is a live performance work of varied perspectives, depicting the ins and outs of bullying and how it translates to adulthood. The work has many recorded and live audio influences including the sounds of a school yard, recited statistics, dissonant statistics, and music by Outkast and Bambounou. The impetuous for the work was a Bronx school stabbing in the Fall of 2017. There is such irony in the, all too common occurrence, of the bully getting fed up with being abused, and eventually becoming the aggressor. How could the tables turn so drastically, so quickly? And who is the actual victim here?





RESPECT: A DANCE TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 | 8PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 | 8PM


The Queen of Soul made us move, groove, and feel the spirit. We honor her legendary music career of more than 6 decades with a 2-day dance tribute featuring 16 choreographers. Each concert is presented like a gapless album with back to back music and performances.

 Friday: Janice Tomlinson, Gerard Minaya, Oluwadamilare Ayorinde, Havanna Fisher, Mervin Acharo Smith, Italy Bianca, Jason Rodriguez, and Cashel Campbell

Saturday: Noele Philips, Vir-Amicus, Jennifer Acosta, Jayden Higgins, Alfred Gallman, Megan Curet, Kiran Rajagopalan, Jessica Danser



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