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Submit   gender + art If blogs were mullets, this would be the party at the back where I aggregate anything to do with gender in arts and popular culture. mainly queer & feminist art, a smidge of personal favorite artists, the occasional related docos and news. For the business at the front of sharing art that might interest queer, feminist, womanist, genderqueer, transgender, whoever creatives: please click on the pink above.

Titled for Yayoi Kusama, who is the cat's pyjamas.


Rashaad Newsome has long been fascinated by the dance form known as vogue, which developed in New York’s gay ballroom scene in the 1960s and 1970s. Although it still thrives in that community, vogue remains marginalized, particularly in comparison to other contemporary dance forms.  …
Through remixing and reframing, Newsome divorces voguing from its cultural and historical background, transforming the dance into a series of abstract movements. He explains, “I view these videos as drawings, with the dancers acting as my pen, creating lines, shapes, landscapes, and an array of narratives.” Newsome celebrates the origins and beauty of voguing, argues for its legitimacy as a dance form, and inserts it into the discourse of contemporary art and popular culture. (via Whitney Museum of American Art: Rashaad Newsome)

Rashaad Newsome has long been fascinated by the dance form known as vogue, which developed in New York’s gay ballroom scene in the 1960s and 1970s. Although it still thrives in that community, vogue remains marginalized, particularly in comparison to other contemporary dance forms.  …

Through remixing and reframing, Newsome divorces voguing from its cultural and historical background, transforming the dance into a series of abstract movements. He explains, “I view these videos as drawings, with the dancers acting as my pen, creating lines, shapes, landscapes, and an array of narratives.” Newsome celebrates the origins and beauty of voguing, argues for its legitimacy as a dance form, and inserts it into the discourse of contemporary art and popular culture. (via Whitney Museum of American Art: Rashaad Newsome)

— 1 year ago with 8 notes
#rashaad newsome  #art  #dance  #queer art  #QPOC  #vogueing 
for2spirits:




latfq:




cat ruka. just latfq.




“Cat Ruka (Ngapuhi, Waitaha) b. Auckland 1983 is an award-winning emerging independent performance artist and dance critic/researcher based in Auckland, New Zealand. Cat uses her artistry to innovatively unravel the presence of her body, and what it means to have this body in the current political, social, and economic climates of a globalized world. Among other things, this includes investigating the point at which her indigenous and colonial bloodlines meet each other in an age of cultural complexities.” (from Manukau Institute of Technology)

for2spirits:

latfq:

cat ruka. just latfq.

“Cat Ruka (Ngapuhi, Waitaha) b. Auckland 1983 is an award-winning emerging independent performance artist and dance critic/researcher based in Auckland, New Zealand. Cat uses her artistry to innovatively unravel the presence of her body, and what it means to have this body in the current political, social, and economic climates of a globalized world. Among other things, this includes investigating the point at which her indigenous and colonial bloodlines meet each other in an age of cultural complexities.” (from Manukau Institute of Technology)

— 1 year ago with 7 notes
#art  #cat ruka  #embodiment  #globalization  #performance  #dance 

Amelia and I created this image in her Washington Heights apartment. Feedback to this image has been mostly focused around eating disorders within the dance world. To be quite honest when Amelia and I created this image it was based upon the poverty associated with being an artist Amelia’s refrigerator happened to be empty and we had a conversation of the monetary sacrifices we each made to our art. This image was a product of that exchange.
Ballerina in Recession the Ballerina Project)

Amelia and I created this image in her Washington Heights apartment. Feedback to this image has been mostly focused around eating disorders within the dance world. To be quite honest when Amelia and I created this image it was based upon the poverty associated with being an artist Amelia’s refrigerator happened to be empty and we had a conversation of the monetary sacrifices we each made to our art. This image was a product of that exchange.

Ballerina in Recession the Ballerina Project)

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
#ballet  #dance  #photography  #art 
(via A morning in the East Village « Ballerina Project)

Like a dream becoming reality the Ballerina Project is a series of  photographs created by photographer: Dane Shitagi. Crafted over the span  of ten years the Ballerina Project is not “dance photography” but an  etching of a ballerinas heart and emotions.
This photo: A morning in the East Village feat. dancer Alex. 


Not really about gender + art, but i thought this series might interest some of you for the dancers input, and the general relation between ballet aesthetics and notions of physical grace, female embodiment etc.

(via A morning in the East Village « Ballerina Project)

Like a dream becoming reality the Ballerina Project is a series of photographs created by photographer: Dane Shitagi. Crafted over the span of ten years the Ballerina Project is not “dance photography” but an etching of a ballerinas heart and emotions.

This photo: A morning in the East Village feat. dancer Alex. 

Not really about gender + art, but i thought this series might interest some of you for the dancers input, and the general relation between ballet aesthetics and notions of physical grace, female embodiment etc.

— 2 years ago with 7 notes
#ballet  #dance  #photography  #art 
The Process Podcast →

bridgettelizabeth:

The Process is a series of interviews with leading Australian based artists working in the performing arts about their creative process. Interviewed by Joshua Tyler, guests will include leading playwrights, choreographers, designers, composers, artistic directors, dancers, actors, dramaturgs and directors nationwide.

I’m listening to the interview with Kate Champion at the moment, feeling motivated and re-energised.

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
#artist interviews  #multi media  #dance  #music 
(via FenLan Chuang and Leisel Zink: #01 « Backbone Youth Arts)

What: Performance/Dance
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse Plaza
When: Saturday 29 October 2011: 14.00 – 14.30
#01 is a dance improvisation based on two dancers sharing their experiences and ideas through movements. While weaving in and out of spaces, they meet, share, merge, communicate and influence each other.
At times they might be telling stories, sometimes they might be more abstract, most importantly, they will be sharing the journey of seeking and having fun through the process.
www.fenlan.com.au and www.lieselzink.com

It’s 2 high time again, Qld followers :)

(via FenLan Chuang and Leisel Zink: #01 « Backbone Youth Arts)

What: Performance/Dance

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse Plaza

When: Saturday 29 October 2011: 14.00 – 14.30

#01 is a dance improvisation based on two dancers sharing their experiences and ideas through movements. While weaving in and out of spaces, they meet, share, merge, communicate and influence each other.

At times they might be telling stories, sometimes they might be more abstract, most importantly, they will be sharing the journey of seeking and having fun through the process.

www.fenlan.com.au and www.lieselzink.com

It’s 2 high time again, Qld followers :)

— 3 years ago with 5 notes
#art  #youth  #dance  #FenLan Chuang  #Leisel Zink  #australia  #2 high 
African women reach out with dance →

leonineantiheroine:

Via MuseumsAtMQ:

“MORE than 500 women from Blacktown and other areas of NSW will be dancing away their blues at the state’s biggest African event, at Canley Vale on Saturday.

Cabra Vale Diggers Club in Bartley Street will host the gathering of women from 53 African countries.

Organiser Mereline Murimwa-Rarami said the the sixth African Women’s Dinner Dance was organised by the African Women’s Group to combat loneliness and isolation.

“The evening allows women who have come as refugees or migrants to celebrate friendship, strength and resilience,” she said.

“It’s a chance to tell women they’re not alone, inspire them to stay strong and show them how much support is available if they know where to look.”

Group representative Rosemary Kariuki recalled the loneliness she felt when she first arrived in Sydney.

“I arrived with a bag and $300,” she said. “I got off the plane and looked around for another African face.

“I spotted an Ethiopian woman across the terminal and ran towards her as if she were my sister. She let me stay with her during my first few weeks here. If not for her I would have been lost.”

(via so-treu)

— 3 years ago with 8 notes
#african women  #australia  #black women  #dance  #migrant  #refugee 
(via Body cinema: Documentary about Sylvie Guillem | Body Pixel)

I simply can’t believe I’ve found this film! ‘Evidentia (evidence) – 1 film (4) conceived by Sylvie Guillem’ is an art documentary about my favorite dance hacker – Sylvie Guillem

(via Body cinema: Documentary about Sylvie Guillem | Body Pixel)

I simply can’t believe I’ve found this film! ‘Evidentia (evidence) – 1 film (4) conceived by Sylvie Guillem’ is an art documentary about my favorite dance hacker – Sylvie Guillem

— 3 years ago with 15 notes
#dance  #dance hackers  #Sylvie Guillem 

derica:

anne teresa de keersmaeker | “on line” | museum of modern art performance exhibition series.

*beautiful. simply.

ME: first saw de keersmaeker’s work on 15th August 2008 in Edinburgh, UK and was so inspired. The two hours and ten minutes, and then the hours of reflection afterwards, were so lucid: I drew the patterns I saw in her work in the journal I got for my twenty first birthday, in brown ink; I spun out plans and dreams from that performance of Rosas. I was in nyc in January but missed ‘on line’ for one reason or the other, glad to find it on my dashboard and to have been transported for a while.

(via laeticia:)

"When you work with geometry, and geometrical patterns, what you actually do is sort of like measuring the Earth. It becomes very much about relationships of, the amount of space you occupy in a certain amount of time. Precision becomes very crucial."

(Source: jessemmanuel, via guerrillamamamedicine)

— 3 years ago with 15 notes
#anne teresa dekeersmaeker  #performance  #space  #precision  #beautiful  #dance 
(via Body cinema: Returning Home, documentary about Anna Halprin | Body Pixel)

American postmodern dance pioneer Anna Halprin has been one of the formative persons in careers of dancers and choreographers such as Trisha Brown, Yvonne Rainer and Simone Forti.
Her approach to kinesthetic awareness is based on natural recharging through movement initiation and ritual embodiment. Therefore, I’ve picked up documentary Returning Home (2002) by Andy Abraham Wilson. In April, 2010 a second documentary on Anna Halprin titled  ‘Breath Made Visible‘ was launched in US.

(via Body cinema: Returning Home, documentary about Anna Halprin | Body Pixel)

American postmodern dance pioneer Anna Halprin has been one of the formative persons in careers of dancers and choreographers such as Trisha Brown, Yvonne Rainer and Simone Forti.

Her approach to kinesthetic awareness is based on natural recharging through movement initiation and ritual embodiment. Therefore, I’ve picked up documentary Returning Home (2002) by Andy Abraham Wilson. In April, 2010 a second documentary on Anna Halprin titled ‘Breath Made Visible‘ was launched in US.

— 3 years ago with 18 notes
#dance  #anna halprin  #kinesthetic awareness  #film 
A digest of recent dance video experiments:

This video is about the way my mother peels mangoes and the meanings of กะเทย/”gatoey.” I read a definition of กะเทย/”gatoey” (more commonly transliterated as “kathoey”) from Se-Ed’s Modern Thai-English Dictionary, and a passage from Toms and Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships in Thailand by Megan J. Sinnott. I use part of “Sao Dok Kum Tai,” a track from Thai Pop Spectacular: 1960s-1980s.
via Dance video experiments « Jai Arun Ravine

Who is this person?!

Jai Arun Ravine is the author of the chapbook IS THIS JANUARY (Corollary Press, 2010), creator of the choose-your-own-gender adventure graphic novel THE SPIDERBOI FILES and a Kundiman fellow. A trans/gender/queer, multi-disciplinary writer, dancer, visual and performing artist of mixed Thai and white American heritage, Jai received an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hollins University.

A digest of recent dance video experiments:

This video is about the way my mother peels mangoes and the meanings of กะเทย/”gatoey.” I read a definition of กะเทย/”gatoey” (more commonly transliterated as “kathoey”) from Se-Ed’s Modern Thai-English Dictionary, and a passage from Toms and Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships in Thailand by Megan J. Sinnott. I use part of “Sao Dok Kum Tai,” a track from Thai Pop Spectacular: 1960s-1980s.

via Dance video experiments « Jai Arun Ravine

Who is this person?!

Jai Arun Ravine is the author of the chapbook IS THIS JANUARY (Corollary Press, 2010), creator of the choose-your-own-gender adventure graphic novel THE SPIDERBOI FILES and a Kundiman fellow. A trans/gender/queer, multi-disciplinary writer, dancer, visual and performing artist of mixed Thai and white American heritage, Jai received an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hollins University.

— 4 years ago with 6 notes
#queer  #dance  #video  #Jai Arun Ravine  #multi disciplinary  #transgender  #Thai  #boi  #art  #vidoe 
gauntlet:

sexartandpolitics:

Lisette Model - Pearl Primus, New York, 1943 gelatin silver print 35.4 x 43.1 cm; image: 34.6 x 42.4 cm

gauntlet:

sexartandpolitics:

Lisette Model - Pearl Primus, New York, 1943
gelatin silver print
35.4 x 43.1 cm; image: 34.6 x 42.4 cm

— 4 years ago with 102 notes
#dance  #Pearl Primus  #photography  #grace 
bridgettelizabeth:

I’m nervous and excited all at the same time. My copy should arrive next week and I can finally start reviewing my performance…
This DVD compilation program includes  performances by dancers from across Australia and New Zealand,  presenting a diverse range of Tribale Fusion Belly dance. The concert  was held in honour of two international leaders in Tribal Fusion style,  Sharon Kihara and Deb Rubin, who performed at this event but whose  performances are not included in this program. 
Featuring performances by local artists including: Jasmine  Langton, Bridgett Cains, Entwine, Pip Bennington (NZ), Melusina,  RedBellyBlack Troupe, FiFi Noir, Divine Elements, Trisnasari and the  Underbelly Dance Troupe.
Filmed live at the Thornbury Theatre on Friday 26 March, 2010. Formatted for worldwide playback on all PAL systems.
Buy it here

bridgettelizabeth:

I’m nervous and excited all at the same time. My copy should arrive next week and I can finally start reviewing my performance…

This DVD compilation program includes performances by dancers from across Australia and New Zealand, presenting a diverse range of Tribale Fusion Belly dance. The concert was held in honour of two international leaders in Tribal Fusion style, Sharon Kihara and Deb Rubin, who performed at this event but whose performances are not included in this program.

Featuring performances by local artists including: Jasmine Langton, Bridgett Cains, Entwine, Pip Bennington (NZ), Melusina, RedBellyBlack Troupe, FiFi Noir, Divine Elements, Trisnasari and the Underbelly Dance Troupe.

Filmed live at the Thornbury Theatre on Friday 26 March, 2010. Formatted for worldwide playback on all PAL systems.

Buy it here

— 4 years ago with 7 notes
#dance  #infuse  #DVD  #Deb Rubin  #Sharon Kihara