Escapism and transformation are a part of the Queer narrative. As a young gay boy in Miami, imagination became my refuge from a traditional Latin culture that I did not fit into. Sailor Moon was the catalyst, with characters who live double lives; one mundane, one secretive and extraordinary. Through visual arts I began to explore themes of identity and Queerness, using motifs, design, and stylistic inspiration from Sailor Moon that later melded into my dance and performative arts.
Twisters & Witches-Sneak Peek!
Arrie Fae conjures the beloved characters from ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ as a backdrop for LGBTQ History. ‘Twisters & Witches’ is a mix of Dance, Cabaret, & Puppetry inspired by survival stories of Queer people. Our histories are the bricks in the yellow brick road. This journey over the rainbow is a physical and emotional challenge of accepted paradigms. Sometimes the only way to find home is to be banished.
This piece is inspired by memories of a loved one who has passed and the weight they carry in our everyday lives. Even as years go by, we are never fully prepared for those peculiar moments that arise when a reminder comes along, when we long for that person, when we reach for those precious memories, when we hope to never forget… while still tucking away those moments that bring us both joy and pain.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 students / seniors / ID NYC