at The Brick
March 2 - 4
Gusher is a dance performance drawn from Panos Cosmatos’ “Beyond The Black Rainbow”, varsity wrestling, Magical girls, and 1960s New Age cultism to create an environment where dystopian identities are shed for post-queer textures and means of embodiment.
performed by Justin Faircloth and Blaze Ferrer
featuring Marisa Brau
Sound byJeff Aaron Bryant
Lighting by Ebony Burton
Costume Design by Emily White
A duet exploring post-Judson movement and queer performance tropes, two dancers push through cumulative scores into a fractured expressionist nightmare that objectifies gay American consumerism. Inspired by Anh Vo’s “No More Daddy”, Jose Esteban Muñoz’s “Disidentifications”, Kevin Killian's "Action Kylie", and Ben Miller’s “The Life and Death of Modern Homosexuality”, the performers inhabit and dissolve queer iconography in order to “burn the boarding school down, and in the ashes, with history as our guide, build something for everyone.”(Miller)
This project was supported, in part, by Brooklyn Arts Council's Brooklyn Arts Fund, supported by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs (DCLA); the New York City Council, and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President. This project was also supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.
Photo Credit: Majesty Royale