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NOT FESTIVAL: Fabián Barba. Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful. Thomas DeFrantz. Fabiana Marroni Della Giustina. Doran George (in memoriam).

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  10 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

Location: Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166. Dance Faculty Studio, ATHD 159. Symposium Room, INTS 1113.
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Category: Performance




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 27 • Tuesday

10:00 - 1:00 pm. Dance Faculty Studio, ATHD 159.     
Workshop with Fabián Barba.

2:00 - 5:00 pm. Symposium Room, INTS 1113.     
Artists Talks / Round Table:
Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, Thomas DeFrantz and Doran George (in memoriam).


8:00 pm. Performance Lab, ARTS 166.     
Performance: Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, Thomas DeFrantz, Fabiana Marroni Della Giustina and Doran George (in memoriam).

About the works:
Estévez Raful rethinks an area of the exhibition/performing space for the Not Festival as a private consultation room where he offers one-on-one hands-on-healing sessions for up to 6 people. This action is rooted in the laying on of hands through which different cultures have sought to assist individuals to achieve energetic balance and to reconnect with the larger flow of life.  In the case of // (El Doctorcito), Estévez Raful conceives of this act as a choreography that combines movement and stillness, tangible visuals and mental visualizations, and sound and silence with healing. Upon concluding their consultations with Estévez Raful, participants receive suggestions for an individualized performative action that can help them enact healing. This is formatted as an ℞ note, a doctor’s prescription, written in poetic language that suggests remedies such as the blue of the sky and the warmth of the sun. Between each session, Estévez Raful steps out from the private consultation room and into the gallery or performing space to read entries from the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book. His reading gets projected throughout the whole space by way of a microphone and a sound system. Those receiving hands-on-healing treatments are asked to wear comfortable clothes, and shoes that they can take off. Sessions conclude with a rest period. No cell phones or any electronic devices are allowed during the whole session.

thomas f. defrantz amid the remnants of queer failures…..imadeamess.our encounter structured as a getting-to-know not enough to know what’s what. we try to work it out, wondering where we went wrong.  did we go wrong? wait, I voted.

Fabiana Marroni Della Giustina

Doran George (in memoriam)

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

Photo: Thomas DeFrantz. Credit: Brian Mullins.

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

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245