Contemporary Performance Series
Featuring Enzo E. Vasquez Toral, Cynthia Ling Lee and DJ Siphne Aaye.
Curated by Dr. Joy Brooke Fairfield
At the Memphis Fringe Festival
McCoy Studio Theatre @ Rhodes College
2000 North Parkway Blvd, Memphis 38014
Online Program: http://voicesofthesouth.org/performancedetails/86/FRINGE-FESTIVAL
By Enzo E. Vasquez Toral
10pm Friday June 7th
$10 - https://www.facebook.com/events/372749693366737/
In Cuir Devotion, drag queen Penelope Sumac, PhDiva uses performed ethnography,
comedy, and storytelling to talk about cross-dressing as ritual performance in the
patron-saint fiesta of the Tunantada in Jauja, Peru.
By Cynthia Ling Lee
2:30pm Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th
$10 - https://www.facebook.com/events/596483424181101/
Lost Chinatowns is a solo dance-theater work that combines embodied rhythms,
dynamic movement, and poetic writing to explore the invisibilized histories of Santa Cruz’s Chinatowns from 1860-1955. The piece aims to make connections between the historical othering of Asian bodies and current racialized xenophobia in the era of Trump.
By DJ Siphne Aaye
9:30pm Friday June 14th, followed by a dance party.
$10 - https://www.facebook.com/events/580511762438100/
Reflections explores the work of artists Nina Simone, Fred Hampton, Lorraine Hansberry and
James Baldwin through video, sound, and collage.