ARTHUR AVILES TYPICAL THEATRE
REAL MEN (2004)
FRIDAY, JUNE 21 | 8PM
Dipping into the archives of his past repertory, Arthur Avilés revives Real Men a dance he created in 2004. This seemingly abstract dance set to two of Bach's Goldberg variations brings together 6 dancers who engage in sometimes tender, sometimes abrupt, sometimes balanced objective interactions. The dance is open enough to allow each audience member to contemplate what might be going on. The dance happens through duets, quartets and full group interactions culminating in the entire group entangled figuratively and literally.
Josh Eguia, Kelsey Rondeau, Hunter Sturgis, Gerard Minaya, Stephanie Saywell, Masad Qawishabazz
OUT LIKE THAT! 2018
DANCE YOUR FUTURE: ARTIST & MENTOR COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCY 2019 (6TH ANNUAL)
PRESENTED BY PEPATIÁN AND BAAD!
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 | 8PM
Meet the artists: Joan Bradford, Nile Harris, Candace
Tabbs - selected to participate in the Dance Your Future 2019 residency! A unique collaboration between the non-profit organization Pepatián with its long-standing (fabulous) collaborator BAAD!, we are pleased to introduce the artists in this sixth annual residency project. Each artist receives rehearsal space, invaluable mentorship support, and other professional development opportunities in the Boogie-Down. Artists were selected in a competitive process by Arthur Aviles, Christal Brown, and Alicia Diaz. Enjoy the preview! And please come back to the November 2019 final performances - all happening at BAAD!
PIONEERS GO EAST COLLECTIVE
FRIDAY, JUNE 28 | 8PM
Virgo Star explores and explodes the myth of the American Cowboy. An underground, kinetic ride through the Cowboy myth performed from a queer perspective, this dance-theatre fuses personal storytelling and movement to recreate scenes from Western Movies. A live cinematic experience and a satirical take on Classic Western Movies, Virgo Star combines personal stories with dark comedy to reflect on mainstream ‘Cowboy’ iconography from a queer perspective. The performance examines same-sex intimacy, self-awareness, and fear of being marginalized in a fictional West. With Virgo Star - the collective looks with humor at how chauvinism and bravado transmit into Gay subculture.