Pioneers Go East Collective's new dance-theatre offers an underground, kinetic ride through the Cowboy myths performed from a queer perspective. More…
From the show:
Virgo Star explores and explodes the myth of the American Cowboy. An underground, kinetic ride through the Cowboy myths performed from a queer perspective, this dance-theatre work fuses personal storytelling and movement to re-create scenes from Western Movies. A live cinematic experience and a satirical take on Classic Western Movies, Virgo Star combines personal stories with dark comedy to reflect on mainstream “Cowboy” iconography from a queer perspective. The performance examines same-sex intimacy, self-awareness, and fear of being marginalized in a fictional West. With Virgo Star, the collective looks with humor at how chauvinism and bravado transmit into gay subculture.
See it if ur up for a radical multimedia performance art piece that upends traditional views of masculinity/femininity via the lens of queer cowpokes.
Don't see it if u loathe avant-garde theater; u aren't interested in queer studies; u can't accept that John Wayne may not be everyone's paragon of virility
See it if the idea of a performance collage that holds up the myth of the American cowboy for appreciation & queer critique piques your interest.
Don't see it if you are looking for a play: This mixes dance, song, storytelling, dramatic scenes & video to present a collage.
See it if you enjoy performance art that requires to to move around a bit and engage. Here there is some good singing, dancing, tales acting & video.
Don't see it if you want a cohesive story - these are small snippets that revolve around a theme, some in Spanish without interpretation.
See it if performance art layering images of the AmericanWest & US cinema, with original poetry, music & dance in LaMama's basement is your metier
Don't see it if you're afraid to go down in the basement, hate anything experimental or gay, Jesus would not want U 2, immersive theatre is baleful 2 U
See it if Themes include cowboy macho culture, closeted man seduction.. Ambiguous; Multi-media installation; way too experimental
Don't see it if flashy & loud at times; weak ensemble; words make little sense
See it if you want an open mike/cabaret-type feel, experimental performance; interested in the gay experience
Don't see it if you don't want to move around to explore the space; are uncomfortable with sexual innuendo
See it if Interactive gallery like performance experience, with a series of humorous videos. Heartfelt and thought-provoking LGBT stories.
Don't see it if Want to see a play. Don’t want to know about LGBT history and experiences. This is an experiential-performance.