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17 Nov
FREE

Walk the Walk: ignite

November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Walk the Walk: ignite
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM/Pacific
On Zoom (RSVP for link)

For Trans Awareness week, Invertigo Dance Theatre invites you to an interactive community performance event: Walk the Walk: ignite. We gather in remembrance and resilience. Join us on Zoom to honor the Trans lives lost in 2021 and to ignite our resilience for walking in strength and courage each day.

Performances by D. Hill, Leo Aquino, K. Bradford and more. The event also includes a reflection ritual and calls to community action for Trans solidarity.

This program is supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood.

Visit our webpage: www.invertigodance.org/walkthewalk

 

Featuring

Guest Artists

Leo Aquino, Guest Artist
Leo Aquino (they/he) is a non-binary Filipinx storyteller, author, poet and screenwriter living in unceded Tongva-Gabrielino territory (aka Los Angeles). Their work follows the legacy of the babaylan, an indigenous genderfluid Filipinx priestess who acts as a vessel for ancestral stories. Leo’s poetry has been published by The Asian-American Feminist Collective, Curlew Quarterly and Brooklyn Poets. Their writing has been published by O.School, Trends with Benefits by MUD\WTR, Swell by Dame Wellness and The Fornix by Flex.

 

D. Hill, Guest Artist
D.Hill is a west coast artist who works in photography, performance and video art. His work purposefully sets up a framework for conversations dealing with race, gender, class and sexuality. Hill looks at how socialization and statuses impact our intra/inter-personal experiences. Many of his works explore or inject post-constructionist practices to how image-construction is digested in contemporary spaces. His photographs, videos and performances challenge our stagnant positions of linguistics/meaning in regard to experience. This is what makes his work impactful and infused with antithetical moments.

 


Kyler O’Neal ,Guest Artist

Kyler O’Neal is an actress, model, dancer, singer and writer. Born and raised in the Midwest, Kyler graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications. After a five-year residency in New York City she relocated to Los Angeles where she released her self-published poetry book “Pity Party” and made her musical debut with her first single “Satan’s Tears,” which has been featured in such film festivals as Outfest and the San Francisco Trans Film Festival. Through her work Kyler advocates for equity, social justice & awareness. Her newly released EP “Vox” is available for streaming or download everywhere. For more info on Kyler visit www.kyleroneal.com

 


Luka Fisher, Guest Artist

Luka Fisher is a gender queer transfeminine artist, cultural producer, and occasional Russian translator. Her visual art and photographs have been exhibited at the Bowers Museum, The Box, Last Projects, and at the Queer Biennial, and her video productions have screened at OutFest, LACE, and the American Documentary Film Festival. Her most recent essay, “Recorded Leftovers,” explores Sheree Rose’s video archive at the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries and was featured in Rated RX: Sheree Rose With and After Bob Flannagan, edited by Yetta Howard. She played “Anne” and served as associate producer in Lyle Kash’s majority trans/cast feature film “Death and Bowling”.   She holds an MFA in Photo/Media from CalArts, a basic certificate in Russian to English Translation from the Graham School of General Studies at University of Chicago and a BA in International Relations and Russian Literature from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Photo x Hollywood Photo Studio

 

Organizer

K. Bradford, Lead Artist
Bradford is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and cultural innovator whose public practice has spawned projects and programs in Austin, Chicago and Los Angeles. Most recently, K. launched The Qosmos Projects – a post-drag performance spectacle and an LGBTQIA+ youth world-building series, Qumanity. This fall, Qumanity rolls out as an interdisciplinary art lab for LAUSD students in a new Virtual Enrichment Program. K. has taught at Antioch University, CalArts, and for eight years at Columbia College, where they were the head of the LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community. K. has directed and co-founded: Gender Fusions, a large-scale annual queer spectacle + cultural dialogue (Chicago), The Raw Works, a story and performance program for low-income and homeless LGBTQIA youth (Chicago), It’s a She-Shoot a film and story program for women and girls (Austin) and One Mile, an arts + social justice program that poetically re-imagines the challenges of our times through immersive public art installations (Los Angeles). K. has performed across the U.S., and their writing has appeared in publications such as the LA Review of Books, Viralnet.net, Gulf Coast, Trop and more. K. has received scholarships from the Fulbright Foundation, Tin House Writers Workshop, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Hailing from New England originally, K. holds an MFA in Writing and in Art + Technology from CalArts.

 

Presenters

EVENT DETAILS

Date: November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm