Out-FRONT! Fest. 2023: ALEXA GRÆ
Out-FRONT! Fest. is a new movement-based, cross-disciplinary performance festival centering the voices of LGBTQ and feminist artists. Curated by Pioneers Go East Collective, and presented in partnership with The LGBT Community Center, the festival features the work of artists exploring bold new performance modes for a lively exchange of art and culture. Out-FRONT! Fest. will take place January 12–19, 2023, at The LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, in Manhattan. All festival events are free (donations suggested).
Reservations are required and can be made at http://pioneersgoeast.eventbrite.com.
COLLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR – transfiguration
Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18 at 8pm
COLLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR – transfiguration, by interdisciplinary artist and composer ALEXA GRÆ, is a surrealist multimedia opera engaging stories manifested through body evolutions. It is a place where messages of trans and queer identity, spiritual downloads, ADHD, Blackness, and magic interact. A rediscovery of personal power adjacent to movement by way of running. Where internal truths collide with external myths and reverberate with the body as the messenger. Negotiating the singular and collective rage, the work opens up Afrofuturistic visions, justice strategies, and fantastical thoughts tethered by escapism to self-regulate. Vocalized joy poems bend genres and arias of longing evoke a grand opera thrust into the multiverse.
Photo: Jon Wes