The National Queer Arts Festival and Mangos With Chili
BLOOD STORY, BONE MEMORY, SKIN LEGACY:
A Ritual in Corporealities
Friday, June 6, 2014
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Brava Theater, SF
$12-20, No one turned away for lack of funds
SORAYA JEAN-LOUIS MCELROY
With Special Guest ADELA VASQUEZ
Advance Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/670074
Queer, trans and two-spirit, black, indigenous, and people of color bodies are vessels of knowledge holding oceans of sacred and profane memory. Stories of surviving the Atlantic slave trade, Indigenous removal, resisting colony, medical experimentation. Legacies of love making, death-defying transformations made on $20 and a hairpin, creating new family, making new origin stories, forging new spiritualities, feeding new ghosts, and reclaiming body when all seemed lost.
In Blood Story, Bone Memory, Skin Legacy, artists explore the queering of ancestral memory, navigating these living moments mapped in our bodies, in queer blood and bones. Bearing witness to the stories held in our queer bodily experience, we heal and transform through the power of embodied truth.
* Brava Theater is wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms.
* So that performers and community members with chemical injury can attend, we ask that attendees refrain from the following before or during the event: smoking; wearing colognes, perfumes or scented oils; and using chemical based laundry detergents or fabric softeners. We ask participants to wear something that has had limited exposure to the items above. Lots of info about how to be fragrance free and POC products can be found here: http://www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2012/03/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15.htm
* Lower-risk-of-fragrance-exposure seating will be available
* Parking: You’ll find street parking in the neighborhood adjacent to the theater, and metered parking along 24th Street. Meters are checked from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday. Garage parking is available in the San Francisco General Hospital parking garage on 23rd and San Bruno.
* Public Transit: Brava is a 10 minute walk from the 24th Street BART Station and near the 27 Bryant, 12 Folsom, 67 Bernal and 9 San Bruno buses. The 48 Quintara runs right in front of the theater.
* ASL interpretation provided.