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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Quirky, Clever, Entertaining, Slow, Experimental

64
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

60
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

69
Quirky, Unique, Uneven, Indulgent

See it if into performance art / queer cabaret

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

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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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