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MANGOS WITH CHILI
and the National Queer Arts Festival proudly present
RECLAIMING THE RITES: performance honoring the sacred of our queer and trans of color lives
**one night only**
June 14, 2012
African American Arts and Culture Complex
762 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA
$10-$20 sliding scale * wheelchair and chemically accessible * no one turned away for lack of funds
A transcendent evening of queer and trans of color artists reinventing ritual and rites of passage. Our queer life milestones - Coming out, Leaving Home, Queer Love, Queer Heartache, Surviving Violence, Chronic Illness and Disability, Getting Wisdom, and Death and Transformation- meet our cultural traditions like jazz funerals and quinceañeras in performance that honors and lifts up the sacred of our queer and trans of color lives, hearts, and dreams.
Featuring Breathtaking New Work By:
BRONTEZ PURNELL DANCE COMPANY
DORIAN FAUST “Burlesque’s Basquiat”
LEAH LAKSHMI PIEPZNA SAMARASINHA
and Dancing Assassin MS. CHERRY GALETTE
With video by Sarah Sass Biscarra-Dilley, Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene, Mia McKenzie,Jo SiMalaya, k. ulanday barrett, and Manish Vaidya
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/246339
Access info: The Buriel Clay Theater is wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms. There is ample free parking in a lot adjacent to the building, including six disabled spots. In solidarity with community members who are chemically injured (and so they can attend), please do not wear perfume, essential oil, cologne or other scented products. Helpful, POC focused fragrance free product info can be found here: http://www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2012/03/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15.html.
We will have scent-free seating. The Burial Clay Theater is on the 21 and 5 MUNI lines and is .9 miles from Civic Center BART.
Mangos With Chili is a nationally touring, Bay Area based arts incubator committed to showcasing high quality performance of life saving importance by queer and trans artists of color to audiences in the Bay Area and beyond. Our goal is to produce high-quality multi-genre performances reflecting the lives and stories of queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) and speaking out in resistance to the daily struggles around silence, isolation, homophobia and violence that QTPOC face. Mangos With Chili’s multi-genre productions present work in the disciplines of dance, theater, vaudeville, spoken word, hip-hop, circus arts, music, film, and more.
Founded in 2006 by Cherry Galette and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Mangos With Chili began as an annual touring cabaret of queer and trans people of color performance artists, with the goal of creating a cultural institution that would build the careers and visibility of QTPOC artists. Since inception, Mangos With Chili has developed the work of over 125 queer artists of color, produced four national tours and curated an annual season of Bay Area programming.
Mangos With Chili is a fiscally sponsored project of CounterPULSE.www.counterpulse.org