Kreatibo Queer Pin@y returns to Bindlestiff with ‘Memorya’
SAN FRANCISCO —A Filipino American multimedia performance group returns to Bindlestiff Studio to “bring together Queer Pin@y community elders and emerging artists to explore the historic and current lived experiences of communities of resistance facing global forces of oppression.”
“Memorya: An Intergenerational Dialogue”explores personal and contextual experiences of migration, family, and resistance, to create an intimate understanding of the ways they have shaped responses to economic and political realities, according to Kreatibo’s press release.
“Memorya” uses multimedia performance, movement, video, and images to explore themes of community and regeneration in the areas of family, love, queerness, and the physical body.
“As queer folks of color, our intersectional life experiences are under-represented,” explains Maiana Minahal, poet and co-founding member.
She says further, “Mainstream media often focuses on the threats and harms to our community, while our creative art and performance shows off our beauty, style, wit, and resilience. Our healing and survival has always been subversive, and our art reflects that.”
Minahal is an a professor of English and Writing at Kapi‘olani Community College, and the former director of the multi-ethnic poetry program at UC Berkeley, Poetry for the People.
Participating artists are Tina Bartolome, Leila Be, Jud Ferrer, Maiana Minahal, Trinity Ordona, Frances Sedayao.
Kreatibo is a queer Pin@y performance group founded as a vehicle for the creative voice of San Francisco’s queer diasporic Filipin@s.
In 2003, Kreatibo performed its first production, “Halo-Halo,” to sold-out shows at Bindlestiff. After the success of “Halo Halo,” the group was invited to perform during the National Queer Arts Festival in 2005. Kreatibo’s 2005 show, “Dalagas & Tomboys: A Family Affair” was performed for sold-out audiences, and won Curve Magazine’s annual Lesbian Theatre Award.
Memorya: An Intergenerational Dialogue
Kreatibo Queer Pin@y Performance Collective
June 9, 2018 doors at 5:00 p.m., show at 5:30 p.m.
Bindlestiff Studio | 185 6th St | San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 255-0440
Tickets starting at $15.
Discountsfor youth and seniors. Contact the Box Office for more details.
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