Reflection/Refraction flips the gaze of the artist. The curators assigned five queer performing artists a short film made by a queer filmmaker. They were given four months to reflect and refract, to ponder and wonder, to create a new performance piece. We get an insight into their creative process and are challenged: where does inspiration come from?
Cellist Cris Derksen drapes her layers of sound around the flirty awkwardness of Narissa Lee’s The Bus Pass.
David C. Jones develops gender musings through physical theatre with a tip of the heel to The Hawker by Elisha Lim and Coco Riot.
Mette Bach evokes complex personal histories in contrast to Kent Monkman’s playful cultural critique Dance to Miss Chief.
Dancer Ralph Escamillan holds Clark Nikolai’s Galactic Docking Company gently and pushes far beyond the reaches of space.
Mr Cobalt 2013, Tran ÀPus Rex, challenges the dragged-up Herr by John Greyson with choreography by Vancouver’s Joe Laughlin.
This project is curated by Kristina Lemieux, Artistic Producer of Brief Encounters, and Jen Crothers, artist and filmmaker (Butch Tits), who share a love of queer interdisciplinary arts.
The Roundhouse is an accessible venue. All films are captioned. This event will have ASL interpreters.
Community Partner: Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at door
Roundhouse Performance Centre
Bar opens at 6:30 – come early, mingle, and take in the curated art exhibition TransgressionNow
Tickets also available from July 1st in person at Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium (1238 Davie Street), and at the QAF Box Office 30 minutes before showtime.
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