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ELYLA SINVERGUENZA: COUNTERING COLONIALISM: A QUEER RITUAL OF HEALING
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00PM
BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
2474 Westchester Ave
Growing up in rural Nicaragua, queer performance artist Elyla Sinverguenza (Fredman Barahona) endured the country’s toxic and ongoing legacy of colonialism. In their visceral new performance piece Saint Peter Goose/Duck Pulling, Sinverguenza transforms a violent and hyper-masculine ritual from the country’s patriarchal tradition into an immersive experience of healing for artist and audience members alike. Join Sinverguenza and rope designer and performer Master Kinkbaku Ming for the world premiere of this participatory act of creativity, as a country’s troubled history is revisited through a cathartic and engaging ceremony.
Monologue actoral direction by Rene Medina. Sound design by Luigi Bridges.
Supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts
Presented with BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC).
This performance is presented in collaboration with National Sawdust and The Federation, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), Howl! Arts, and the Artists Protection Fund.