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NOT FESTIVAL: Jennifer Miller. Kareem Khubchandani.

Sunday, February 25, 2018
  10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Location: Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166
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Category: Performance



NOT FESTIVAL: &everyone&nomadic&queer&artist&latino&immigrant&black&other&everyone&

Created by Luis Lara Malvacias / 3RD CLASS CITIZEN in cooperation with the UC Riverside Department of Dance.

The NOT FESTIVAL embraces the strange, the unconventional, the unaccountable and the unfamiliar. It will pursue a deeper investigation of the cultural, aesthetic and social complexities embedded in the word “Alterity,” which in itself defies a simple definition: it equally defines both difference and otherness.

February 24 - March 3, 2018
All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Reservations are required.

Created in 2003, the 3RD CLASS CITIZEN collective is constantly evolving and changing. The NOT FESTIVAL is a result of this evolution. As a kaleidoscopic, ephemeral, erratic and nomadic artistic object, the NOT FESTIVAL embraces the ideas of global artistic collaboration and the cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, DIY( Do It Yourself) attitudes. its inclusive nature allows it to move inside and outside of institutions and at the same time avoid the institutional restrictions. This political “object” aims to fight the standardized and systematized commodification of the arts. Thus, it is NOT a FESTIVAL.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change – updated Jan. 7, 2018)

FEB 25 • Sunday

10:00 - 12:30 pm. Performance Lab, ARTS 166.   
Workshop with Jennifer Miller.
Making Performance in Public Spaces
In this workshop we interrogate approaches to making outdoor performance works.  We work with movement and the voice as we interrogate the why, where and how of making performance in public spaces.  We will explore scale, volume, content, and context while rolling, pushing, pulling leaping and juggling. The workshop stems from the work of Circus Amok, a free outdoor political circus/theater spectacle that has been touring parks in NYC for over 20 years.

2:00 - 4:30 pm. Performance Lab, ARTS 166.
Workshop with Kareem Khubchandani.
Becoming Auntie: Dance, Drag, Diva, Diaspora
Why has “auntie” become the gender that makes the most sense to describe me? Tracing my performances from Indian temples in Ghana, to queer nightclubs in Texas, to the classrooms of a variety of elite academic institutions, I show how a variety of “aunties” make room for my queerness.  My queerness is constituted not only by faggotry and non-binary gender presentations, but also by improvisatory, amateur, disoriented, lazy, and vulgar aesthetics. Through my own performances as LaWhore Vagistan, I work to honor my aunties, even as I age into (sexy) auntie-hood myself.

5:30 - 7:00 pm. Performance Lab, ARTS 166.     
Artist Talk: Jennifer Miller.

Parking for Free Events:
Complimentary permits are available at the Information Kiosk.
Information: (951) 827-3245

Photo: Jennifer Miller.

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Dance Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245