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Apr
5
Fri
Mother The Verb @ Chisenhale Dance Space
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm
Mother The Verb @ Chisenhale Dance Space

Fusing dance, storytelling and audiovisual projections, Mother The Verb is a performance with an air of ritual enacted from queer, trans and indigenous/of colour perspectives. Exploring motherhood and its redemptive potential through a tender, physical language, this piece is a bold and complex study of the toxic effects produced by colonialism and ecological violence on human and planetary relations.

“Because our nursing infants are at the top of the food chain, they inherit a body burden of industrial contaminants from our blood by way of our milk; thus are we part of the landfill, colonized.”
– Katsi Cook, Mohawk Native American Scholar and Midwife

Bios

Ivan “Ivy” Monteiro (Brasil) is a performance artist working across dance, music and visual arts. Their work contests gender, social and racial expectations through processes of (dis)identification and draws from ancestral and spiritual knowledges to enact futuristic scenes of redemption, reparation and healing. Ivan also goes by the name “Tropikahl Pussy”, producing “draglesque” and live music performances.

Javier Stell-Frésquez (Piru & Tigua Native American from El Paso, Texas) is a performance artist and choreographer working with a variety of dance forms including ballroom voguing. She produces Two-Spirit performance festivals and community events in SF Bay Area and holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Stanford University. Javier also facilitates discussions and workshops on decolonial equity frameworks and Indigenous Land Acknowledgments.

Mother The Verb is part of EcoFutures festival (4-19 April 2019), organized by CUNTemporary / Arts Feminism Queer. More info on www.cuntemporary.org

The artists will conduct a workshop at Chisenhale Dance Space on Sunday 7 April 1-5pm. More information available on the website.

Mother The Verb premiered in San Francisco as part of Counterpulse Artist Residency Commissioning Program.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Ivan Monteiro’s travel has been supported by STEP travel grant (European Cultural Foundation & Compagnia di San Paolo).
We would like to thank Chisenhale Dance Space for their in-kind support.

Links
EcoFutures: https://www.facebook.com/EcoFuturesFest
Mother the Verb: https://www.facebook.com/MotherTheVerb
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306877713358241/
#MotherTheVerb #EcoFutures
IG: @hellatropikahl and @jfresquez

Enquiries
General info: info@cuntemporary.org
Press: press@cuntemporary.org
Festival: https://cuntemporary.org/category/projects/ecofutures/