Hector Canonge

Hector Canonge Fran Pollitt

Besame Mucho

Inspired by the old Latin American ballad, “Bésame Mucho,” interdisciplinary artist, Hector Canonge creates an intimate Queer orgiastic experience with the participation of the audience as they are invited to submit themselves to his passionate whispers, longing kisses, and his gender-bending demonstrations of affection. Bésame Mucho is a popular song from the 40’s written by Mexican songwriter, Consuelo Velásquez. Canonge appropriates the popular ballad and transforms it to represent and explore Queer desire. With slow movements, musical intonations, and unexpected actions, Canonge seduces the audience to follow him to a surprising grand finale.

Biography

Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary artist whose work incorporates the use of media technologies, physical environments, cinematic and performative narratives. He explores and treats issues related to construction of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. he organizes the performance art festival ITINERANT.

Media

Edited by Victor Bautista

Additional Info

  • Encuentro Location (São Paulo): SP Escola de Teatro
  • Date: January 16, 2013
  • Country: United States