FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Glitter Roadshow Femmes on Tour: Queer Performances April 11-20, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT Damien Luxe, firstname.lastname@example.org / 917-415-0881
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About the tour: https://heelsonwheelsroadshow.com/events/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413625778897420/
Twitter & Instagram: @howroadshow
Heels on Wheels is a NYC-based queer femme art extravaganza touring the Northeast U.S and Canada April 11 – April 20, 2014. The Glitter Roadshow combines multi-media, literary and performing arts, music, participatory art, and fierce looks onstage to trouble the question: what and who are queer femmes?
The 2014 Glitter Roadshow is the fifth annual tour, and features Damien Luxe, Heather Ács, Shomi Noise, Sabina Ibarrola, Angel Nafis, Alvis Parsley, and wrangler artist Lizxnn Disaster, sharing a dazzling, diverse cabaret of performance art works and acts of resistance by queer folks of femme-inine spectrum genders.
The show itself consists of six performers, local acts – and a dance party if you’re lucky. Fearless artists rampage from hi-femme to femmedrogyny in a wild revue of visceral poetic performance, emotional escape plans, high femme drag, multimedia mermaids, and rocknroll you can sink your heels into!
Heels on Wheels emerges from an active anti-oppression, intersectional, liberatory standpoint boldly asserting: art can change our world. We make art and organize in our communities to build power for historically-marginalized LGBTQ stories and people. The tour is working class-led and multi-racial, and our performances include cisgendered and trans folks, QPOC, mixed race folks, sex workers, immigrants: all fiercely political feminist queer artists who come together in a raucous stage show of radical extravagance and thought-provoking glamour. These are stories that do not have enough outlets on a regular basis and that’s one reason this tour is important!
Shomi Noise plays guitar and reads from her zine series “Building Up Emotional Muscles,” the story of her journey as a Bolivian immigrant navigating U.S. culture and finding herself through alternative music scenes. Damien Luxe “Femme Footprints In The Sand” uses mermaids and powdered milk to explore thriving past poverty. Heather Ács’ “Welcome to the Waldorf Hysteria” uses multi-media high-femme drag histrionics to reach beyond language and ask, what do we gain when we lose control? Angel Nafis’ poetry celebrates the everything and everywhere of her world, of love and divinity, of her black girl brilliance in its vastness and depth. Alvis Parsley’s heartfelt confession draws on their experiences as a genderqueer Asian while questioning the roles of institutions, authority, and the ecosystem of the arts with both humor and tenderness. Sabina Ibarrola melts down and melts hearts in a pop culture performative exploration of breaking up and breaking through with the help of karaoke and Carrie Bradshaw. This year also includes a selection of video art by Celeste Chan & Nomy Lamm, Ellie Beth Krnich, Jacqueline Mary, Louis Chavez & Demian Diné Yazhi’, and Kristin Li.
Come see the glitter and grit for yourself: don’t miss the fifth Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow, April 11-20, 2014 touring to:
April 11: Brattleboro, VT @ The Root Social Justice Center: 8pm
April 12: Amherst / CLPP Conference @ Hampshire: 1p workshop, 8pm show
April 13: Montreal @ L’Artere: 8pm
April 14: Toronto @ Tranzac: 8pm
April 15: Detroit @ Wayne State University Poetry SlamSeries, 6:30pm
April 16: Ann Arbor @ The Neutral Zone: 4pm worshop, 7pm show
April 17: Pittsburgh @ Irma Freeman Center for Imagination: 8pm
April 18: New York, NY @ Judson Memorial Church: 8pm
April 19: Providence, RI @ Spark City (ask your friends! secret space!): 9pm
April 20: Brooklyn @ JACK: 7:30pm
Heels on Wheels is a group of interdisciplinary performing artists who create performance-based cultural works and community events that have a feminist and radical agenda, are produced from sites of femme/inine-positive queer embodiment, and reveal the power in under-represented communities by including local acts, facilitating discussions on activist art, and touring social justice and anti-oppressive cultural works. By actively complicating what it looks like, sounds like, IS like to shamelessly and lovingly represent femininity, dandyness, fey, femme and queer lady, this work confronts misogyny and sexism and uses cultural works to sabotage the status quo of gender, sexuality, and “feminine” appearance, replacing it with many visions and ideas of what thriving and surviving as femme folks can be.
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