Returning Choreographic Fellow Miguel Gutierrez will be in residence at MANCC December 1-14, to work on Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty at Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@&, the second in a three-part suite of queer pieces he is developing. Gutierrez was previously in residence in January 2014 to develop Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/, a work in which dancer Mickey Mahar was nominated for a New York Dance and Performance Award, aka a Bessie. View the research video on the making of Age & Beauty Part 1 online.
While at MANCC, Gutierrez will be meeting with FSU Modern Languages & Linguistics Associate Professor Dr. Enrique Alvarez for a Scholarly Entrypoint.
Gutierrez is also hosting two public events while in residence:
Wed 12/3 3:00-5:00pm
Workshop: Queer Choreographies: Whatever the Fuck That Means. A decomposition workshop.
There’s a resurgence of performance that identifies as “queer.” What does it actually mean? What are the contexts that invite artists to use this word again, which stands in for otherness, anti-nuclear family aspirations, failure vs. capitalism, an aesthetic, inclusion and radical politics, and the foregrounding of sexuality or gender identity issues? Ideas from queer theorists such as J. Halberstam, José Muñoz and Lee Edelman will frame the explorations.
Fri 12/12 5:30pm
Informal Showing: Age & Beauty Part 2: Asian Beauty at Werq Meeting or The Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@&
Gutierrez and collaborators will share material developed during the residency in an informal showing of the work.