WE'RE HERE! WE'RE QUEER! WE'RE FROM THE BRONX!
TUESDAY, JUNE 18 | 7PM
A multi-media presentation of LGBTQ activism from a Bronx perspective by writer, activist, artist and organizer Charles Rice-Gonzalez. As scholars, writers, artists and archivists weave an account of the LGBTQ rights movement and its history, and the AIDS pandemic into the context of American history, the Bronx gets left out of its contribution to history. This presentation will expand that story.
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.
POWER OF THE P
THURSDAY, JUNE 20 | 7PM
2018 BRIO award winner Alicia Anabel Santos curates an evening celebrating world PRIDE alongside some of the baddest women of color in the poetry and literary worlds. She will be reading from her novel in progress For the Love of Parsley. Join us for a live reading and workshop celebrating our LGBTQA+ stories. These are prophetic poets/authors who are not afraid to play with words filled with passion, pleasure, pain, politics, while celebrating the power of the pussy.
OUT LIKE THAT! 2019
Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition
KqING#19: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE KQING
JUNE 7-8 | 8PM
You know her beloved characters: Petronelia, Macha, MCDJ Guilly Guiso Hugo, Wakateema Shaquasha, but do you know the woman who brought them all to life? Elizabeth “MACHA” Marrero takes you on a journey with humor while sharing her views and life experiences from her heart. She covers corporate America, family, politics and the LGBT community - all of which she is a part
OUT ON FILM!
PRESENTED BY DANCE FILM ASSOCIATION AND BAAD!
SUNDAY, JUNE 9 | 7PM
DFA teams up with BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance for a free indoor screening of LGBTQ-themed dance films during OUT LIKE THAT, the Bronx's only LGBTQ performing arts festival.
Over the past decade, DFA and BAAD! have enjoyed co-presenting numerous evenings of dance films. We look forward to presenting thought-provoking and sexy/sensual dance films professionally curated for this unique hour- long screening by Dance Films Association's Shawn Bible and Marty Buhler, in collaboration with BAAD’s own, Arthur Aviles and Joseph Hall.
Filmmakers include the inimitable Marta Renzi with a screening of "Red Dirt." Join us for a compelling evening of LGBTQ dance films.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22 | 8PM
Daya Arts & BAAD! proudly present our 2nd showcase celebrating South Asian LGBTQI+ artists! Come out to the Boogie Down Bronx for a semma bindaas night of performances, liming, and dancing...or you'll get one tight slap! LaWhore Vagistan returns as host, and we'll have an exclusive screening of Sisak, the award-winning silent film by Faraz Arif Ansari, and an afterparty with DJ DynAmite spinning Bolly-Latin beats! Featured artists include: Adil Mansoor, Brinda Guha, Closeknit Clothing, ELSZ, Glxy Gal, Inshadycompany, madlovely, Mohan Kulasingam, and Ushamami
SATURDAY, JUNE 1 | 8PM
Through the beauty, daring and grace of dance, this shared bill of choreographers express their strength and pride with work by Stephanie Saywell, Josh Eguia, Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project, Deborah Conton, Kelsey Rondeau, Hunter Sturgis, Alicia Bauman-Morales, and Wendell Gray.
DANCE YOUR FUTURE: ARTIST & MENTOR COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCY 2019 (6TH ANNUAL)
PRESENTED BY PEPATIÁN AND BAAD!
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 | 8PM
Joan Bradford, Nile Harris, Candace Tabbs were 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!
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 | 8PM
Writer and performer Justin Allen shares Explain Totality (version 5) and delves into components of identity formation such as geography, language, and mass media, and movement and performance artist Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson uses rituals and acts of devotion with the goal of dissolving duality and loosening exclusionary concepts and constructs that uphold injustice. Hybrid artist Eli Tamondong, aka Projectile Imagery, uses body, text, and sound to transport themself to imaginative worlds, confronting their own mortality.
The 1992 Melissa & Shady Louie Xtravaganza Spring Affair Ball
Panel Discussion & Screening Party
SATURDAY, JUNE 15 | 6:30 PM
Meet members of the House of Xtravaganza, Milan and Ebony in a panel discussion exploring how the ballroom culture’s global sensation has changed the core essence of the LGBTQ houses. Following the panel discussion filmmaker Felix Rodriguez will screen highlights of the 1992 Spring Affair Ball. There will be several music breaks to dance and celebrate life.
ARTHUR AVILES TYPICAL THEATRE
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 , Natalia Osipova, Kelsey Rondeau, Hunter Sturgis, Gerard Minaya, Stephanie Saywell and Masad Qawishabazz