UCR Department of Dance and UCR ARTS present
EXPLODE! Queer Dance Festival
Curated by Clare Croft, Associate Professor, Department of Dance and Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
May 31-June 1, 2019
May 31, Friday, 8:00-10:00 pm
June 1, Saturday, 6:00-8:00 pm
The Saturday performance time is incorrectly listed elsewhere - but begins at 6:00 pm
Reserve your free ticket here
Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts
3824 Main Street, Riverside (951) 827-4787
Read an article by Sandra B. Martinez, University Communications, here.
EXPLODE! Queer Dance Festival re-imagines the potential of queer dance today. Queerness, in activism and art making, has always pivoted on the promise of coalition. Lesbian, trans, bi, gay, and queer people can come together and make something with their sweat and their bodies. Yet sexism, racism, classism, and transphobia have kept that promise from being fully realized in practice.
EXPLODE! takes on this challenge. The two-night festival, hosted by fierce desi drag queen LaWhore Vagistan and curated by dance scholar Clare Croft, features a range of dance forms - including South Asian dance, improvisation, Indigenous performances, and drag - danced by artists from across the US and around the world.
Shash Yázhí Charley
DD Dorvillier and Jennifer Monson
Post Natyam Collective featuring Cynthia Ling Lee and Shyamala Moorty
Hosted by LaWhore Vagistan
This production of EXPLODE! Queer Dance Festival is coordinated in collaboration with the 2019 Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside Gathering, with overlapping programming.
INFORMATION: (951) 827-3245 email@example.com dance.ucr.edu
Photo credit: LaWhore Vagistan (Kareem Khubchandani), by Al Evangelista.
Saturday, June 1 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
UCR ARTS, Barbara and Art Culver Center for the Arts
3824 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501
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