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Dancelive: Mixology/Canto

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Mixology/Canto Presented by Citymoves Dance Agency as part of Dancelive 2019 - Saturday, October 19, 2019

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• 4 parts Gin

• All Parts Puerto Rican

• A Queer Cherry ontop

Under the guise of bravery achieved through lavish drinking habits, this unapologetic dance theatre piece explores intimate perspectives of discovering one’s queerness and as a result, encountering intriguing family histories, multiple micro aggressions and a strong sense of identity.

Told in a strong mix of the comedic-yet poignant, this project brings forth a powerful Latinx voice of in betweenness, examined meticulously through a Martini glass lens.

Mixology has been performed in 2019 as partof Testing Ground (Circomedia, Bristol, May) and We’re Here! Festival at Battersea ArtsCentre (London, June). It has upcoming R&D period in Citymoves, Scotland to introduce new music composition and debut at Dancelive Festival in October.

GENRE: Dance Theatre / LGBT+ / Physical Theatre

CANTO

The original source of inspiration for this new work is the use of Polari – a near-extinct form of cant slang once commonly used in Britain by actors and other professional entertainers and adopted by the gay subculture.  It was particularly prevalent in London when homosexuality was still illegal as it provided a means of coded communication between homosexuals without the fear of persecution or arrest.

Thematically, it’s concerned with  the fear and threat of the “outsider”, playfulness of communicating in code, the corruption of language, and elitism within a culture or subculture; it’s simultaneously a celebration of language and identity and a spotlight directed at elitism and hypocrisy.

https://whytetheband.bandcamp.com/track/canto

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