"procliTvities" headlines the 5th Annual Latina/o New Works Festival. The show features a collection of original works written and performed by Karen Anzoategui, Maceo Cabrera Estévez, Raquel Gutierrez, Lizz Huerta, and reina alejandra prado. Prado invited these performance artists and poets to share their humorous and thoughtful take on sexuality, eroticism and the centrifugal force of their clítoris.
Anzoategui, Cabrera Estévez, Gutierrez, Huerta and prado are collaborating for the first time on the same stage and have developed work for this show. "procliTvities" is curated by reina alejandra prado and part of her vision to present a body of work by Latinas addressing sexual and sensual explorations in all its complexities. Content for the show is for mature audiences. The performance is directed by award winning playwright Virginia Grise.
Raquel Gutierrez confronts her own proclivity for hot and damaged females becoming more aware that damaged girls aren't born they're made in "Pink Room". Performing an excerpt from her critically acclaimed solo show "Amor Cubano," Maceo Cabrera Estévez imagines the possibilities of revolutionary love. Karen Anzoategui takes you on a melodic and mysterious journey through a Porteña's tango in "El Tango de la gente". Hailing from San Diego, Lizz Huerta premieres a new body of erotic work in "The Exhibitionist in Me". Huerta's poetry explores the confusing psychological aspects of being a woman empowered by her own sexuality after being raised to believe sex was something never to be discussed or enjoyed. And, reina alejandra prado explores the intricacies that trigger a woman's central nerve in "El Nervio".
Performing in the gallery is guest artist Marcus Kuiland-Nazario and his alter ego and spirit guide, Carmen, bring you an interactive performance installation investigating femininity and sexuality. Carmen and her assistant Marcus are creating this work in collaboration with artists and community members including FITLA, Alex Donis, Nao Bustamante, Elia Arce, Kristina Wong, Rossana Martinez, Juanita Chavez and Debra Winski.
Sponsored by: City of Santa Monica CAP Grant Program, a project of the Santa Monica Arts Commission
Friday, September 25, 2009 to Saturday, September 26, 2009
8:30PM to 10:30PM
Highways Performance Space @ 18th Street Arts Center 1651 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
Ages: Content for mature audiences Price: $20 General Admission; $15 members/students/ seniors