[MONSTRA CABARET] -“Among Democracies and Other Misconceptions”-

democracy
in times of post-truth
is pure fallacy

governing violences
annihilating existences

WE ARE KILLED *porno* ser / for not being
WE ARE RAPED *porno* star / for not being

bodies without rights
waiting to be undone

twisted sequins
subversive monsters

sharpening our blades
infecting existence as guerrillas

males go on cutting
bodies liberating
orgasms unleashing

Biography

Pacha Queer is a dissident performance and politics trench in Ecuador. MoTa (Eduardo Fajardo) and CoCa (Fernando Rodríguez), gender terrorists, pleasure rebels, transfeminist witches, abort guerrilla performances, fostering the liberation of thought through artistic (re)action, counterculture, “zorrority” and autonomy.

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TRANS-CRIPCIONES POPULARES MEXICANAS

This performance is an interpretation of traditional Mexican song, using harps, violons, violoncellos, and the voice of La Bruja De Texcoco, accompanied by Marusia Pola Mayorga on violoncello.

Biography

La Bruja De Texcoco is a musical and performance project that rejects masculinity in Mexican music, hijacks it and opens it up to extravagant scenarios reigned by femininity, huipiles, masks, and sequins. Recently, La Bruja de Texcoco launched their first album entitled DE BRUJAS PETENERAS Y CHACHALACAS. | @labrujadetexcoco

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Friday, 26 April 2019 17:37

Compañía CroMagnon: Fragile Andro

Fragile Andro

Fragile Andro is a choreographic workshop where 30 men will create a score that responds to the fragility of masculinity in public spaces. It is a moment of pause where men are guided into a body that breaks down and opens up to new possibilities of affective movement.

Biography

Compañía CroMagnon (Mariana Landgrave, Diego Cristian Saldaña Sifuentes, Alejandro Guerrero) is an ensemble of performing artists working at the intersection of music, theatre, and performance. They explore the potentialities of sound and the presence of actors in starting conversations on politics and aesthetics.

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Friday, 26 April 2019 17:35

Pancho López: Love is Crap

Love is Crap

Love is Crap is a parody about the relationships we maintain, swallowing them each and every day despite our dissatisfaction.

Biography

Pancho López (Mexico) is a performance artist interested in everyday life, human nature, and how it relates to artistic expression. He is the founder and current director of the Extra! International Performance Art Festival. His work has been presented in several countries around the world. In 2018, he received a Jumex grant.

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Friday, 26 April 2019 17:35

Hector Canonge: Bufoncero

Bufoncero

Bufoncero is a character inspired by the traditional figure of the Bolivian carnival, “Pepino Chorizo.” This live performance is a ludic interplay of rhythms, dance movement, and spoken word, using humor and satire to deliver a poignant, colorful, and witty critique about the current state of the world.

Biography

Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, and cultural entrepreneur based in New York City. His work explores constructions of identity, gender roles, and migration politics. His socially engaged performances, interactive installations, and dance projects have been presented in museums and galleries in the U.S. and abroad.

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Fucking with Philosophers

Kegels for Hegel will perform several songs from their work-in-progress-album, Fucking with Philosophers, including “Take me to Yr Borderlands (Love Song to Gloria Anzaldua),” “Thing (Love Song to Karl Marx and Friends),” and “I Wanna Fight you to the Death (Love Song to G.W.F. Hegel).”

Biography

Kegels for Hegel is a U.S.-based conceptual art project that writes raunchy, irreverent love songs to philosophers and other thinkers, makes music videos, and does performances.

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Friday, 26 April 2019 17:35

Alexis O’Hara: OUFF

OUFF

Late capitalism, youth culture, white privilege, oh my! OUFF is an onomatopoeia, the heaviest of sighs. A deconstruction of white privilege in all its ugly shades. The costume mutates and the décor expands to threaten us all. This is the non-white of whiteness, a rich-lady rosé, the sad sick beige of a dirty bandage, an angry, saggy fake-tan.

Biography

Alexis O’Hara has toured internationally with spoken-noise performances and sound installations that abet spontaneous musical collaboration between strangers. She has dropped four albums and enough helium balloons to get her dress caught in a chandelier. Alexis and her drag king alter ego, Guizo LaNuit, are pillars of the Montreal cabaret scene.

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SomoSNOBvios

Two gay “adultescents” of the past, Shine and Silence, begin a romantic recital in honor of the “problem,” asserting that all of the LGBTTTTTTTTTTTTT (etcetera) community’s problems have already been solved by the political parties, world governments and transnational companies… There’s nothing else they can do but live in an artificial nostalgia and remember the habits of bygone days.

Biographies

José Antonio Cordero* (Aguascalientes, 1971) is a scenic creator and cinematographer. He studied Cinematography at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. In his stage performance, Cordero combines cabaret and staging, using acting research and dialogue between theater and audiovisual creation.

Tareke Ortiz* studied Composition and Ethnomusicology at UNAM's School of Music. As a cabaret performer, he has presented his work across Mexico and in cities throughout the United States, Brazil, Argentina, and the United Kingdom. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Cumbre Tajín International Festival.

(*Pertenecientes al Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte)

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Dr. Malik Julian Gaines, chanteur

In the spirit of the gay piano bar, a performance of songs with major and minor influence.

Biography

Malik Gaines is an artist and writer based in New York. He has performed and exhibited since 2000 with the group My Barbarian and works in other collaborations and solo. Recent pieces include Star Choir, written with Alexandro Segade and presented at New York’s Park Avenue Armory. Gaines is associate professor of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch.

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Tearing Through Silence

This work is composed of various performance pieces for cello and voice, which are inspired by an operatic script that Tito Monterroso wrote for the composer Rodríguez. It consists of a single monosyllabic expression: Ay! Using monterrosian humor as a starting point, these pieces break through, lift up, and call into question the many silences it finds in its path.

Biographies

Marcela Rodríguez was born in Mexico City. Her mentors include María Antonieta Lozano and Leo Brouwer. Since 1979 she has developed music for theater, working with leading Mexican directors. Her work has been performed in Mexico, the United States, Latin America, and Europe, and in venues ranging from Bellas Artes and Carnegie Hall to the El Hábito bar and El Vicio.

Catalina Pereda sings, creates, writes and, when she must, directs. With her company Ópera portátil, she produces operistic, musical-theatrical, youthful, cabaret-style spectacles. In 2015, she received the first doctorate degree in singing in Mexico by the UNAM.

Natalia Pérez Turner was born in Mexico City. She is a cellist, improviser, and member of the Generación Espontánea, the Trío Filera, and the Liminar ensemble. She divides her time among improvisation, contemporary music, and collaboration with artists from other disciplines: dance, visual arts, theater, performance, literature, and children’s shows.

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