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Virgo Star

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Clever, Entertaining, Slow, Experimental

About the show

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.

Member Reviews (9)


Quirky, Clever, Entertaining, Slow, Experimental

Repetitive, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if want an interesting dance/theatre piece

Don't see it if want "Real" dancing. Just a bunch of vignettes that didn't add up to much

Experimental, Multi-media, Gallery-like installations, Lgbtq+ narrative, Loosely structured

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

Quirky, Unique, Uneven, Indulgent

See it if into performance art / queer cabaret

Don't see it if shying the experimental even when mild

Also Virgo Star is at its best when queerifying western tropes - a cowboy w... Read more Read less

November 20th, 2019
"An engaging performance piece presenting a queer perspective on the American Old West through song, dance, video and spoken word...It’s all cryptic, edgy and well-executed entertainment for devotees of non-traditional theater."
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