James Gardella at HOT! Festival

  • Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street New York, NY, 10002 United States
James Gardella HOT! Festival

James Gardella at Fast Forward during the HOT! Festival
Tuesday, July 12th at 7:30pm
Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street, NYC
$15 in advance / $18 door
$12 Students/Seniors/idNYC

Fast Forward provides opportunities for choreographers working in all dance forms to workshop 25 – 35 min pieces on a shared bill curated around a theme.

In July, Fast Forward’s theme is ‘‘Extra-Ordinary.’’ Dance Key West/Kyla Piscopink will presentOUT. James Gardella & Jackson Teague will present glitter fabulous.

OUT (Dance Key West)
Choreography by Kyla Piscopink
A dance piece focusing on the pressures of coming out and living openly.  OUT is about being brave and being yourself in a world that’s constantly changing.

glitter fabulous (James Gardella & Jackson Teague)
Choreography by James Gardella
glitter fabulous both celebrates and critiques contemporary gay culture. It examines the embodiment of desire, placing dance and drag tropes in conversation to address themes of gender, identity, self, and sexuality. It explores the ways in which unfulfilled or repressed desire manifests in the body and how it can be fulfilled or released through movement. glitter fabulous rejects heteronormativity and reclaims the body in performative space to find new modes of self-expression.