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Queering Perspectives Festival: TALAGA, A Performance Lecture Demonstration

Fri, February 9th, 2024
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm

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/TA•LA•GA/ expression: really or indeed; used often when gossiping.

“Through process, discussion, and ritual, talaga reimagines gossip through embodiment and conversation to preserve and reawaken filipinx culture, healing, and joy. Exciting, talaga?!”

Filipinx-American dancer, choreographer, and community organizer, Jay Carlon leads this gathering of community and connection. A hybrid of performance, installation and conversation, Jay and collaborator, Micaela Tobin explore the intersections of their creative research and share details about their collaborative process and upcoming project, WAKE. We will eat, laugh, and share a little bit of tsismis (Tagalog for gossip). There will be rice.

TALAGA branches from the artist’s collective mission to unearth and reimagine the Filipinx experience through performance. Their work seeks to strengthen, inspire, and connect the delicate and intimate web of Filipinx experimental creatives and audiences.

The Queering Perspectives Festival interrogates conventional, culturally normative performance. We want to create a platform for the othered, experimental, and subversive, pushing the boundaries of their form in pursuit of new research and artistic production. QPF has the agenda of sparking new conversations about performance on campus. We want performance to be a springboard for conversation into sexualities, genders, bodies, races, ethnicities, abilities, and desires.

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