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
By Enzo E. Vasquez Toral
10pm Friday June 7th
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
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.
Reflections explores the work of artists Nina Simone, Fred Hampton, Lorraine Hansberry and
James Baldwin through video, sound, and collage.