Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 1:00 pm
In conjunction with DANCE TRANS* REVOLUTION
"We must fight to be seen, as we see, through the fences into the play yards we are kept out of," says Dr. D-L Stewart, in Dion McKenzie a.k.a. TYGAPAW's operatic techno EP Ode to Black Trans Lives.
From the gharanas of New Delhi to the Balls of New York, these sites of collectivity have long been a space to subvert colonial power and reposition agency within trans* bodies. This exhibition celebrates the spatialities, rhythms and choreographies that compose the resilient force of trans* led community gathering.
Dance Trans* Revolution invites trans, intersex, and non-binary artists with heritages from the global South who are immersed in these explorations of affirmative spaces, through creating and critiquing the party as a political act.
After Party Collective (New Delhi), formed by artist-curator duo Vidisha-Fadescha and Shaunak Mahbubani in 2019, acts in intersections between curatorial and performance practices, energizing choreographies of community, agency, legality, and pleasure. Expanding the Party as a site for critical praxis they produce spaces of embodied thinking directed towards the affirmation of trans*, intersex, and other gender-deviant bodies.