iona rozeal brown battle of yestermore
- Thursday, November 17, 8:00 pm
- Friday, November 18, 8:00 pm
Skylight West MAP
$30 / $15 with discount code: "kabuki"
iona rozeal brown will extend the aesthetics and content of her paintings in her first work of live performance, battle of yestermore. In homage to the “onnagata” of Japanese Kabuki theater, the story will revolve around an epic battle between a princess and the guardians of her family’s gravesite. brown's wide ranging influences include myth-based genres like Kabuki and Noh theater, as well as the “vogueing” made famous in the Harlem ballroom scene of the 1960s. The piece features performances by vogueing legends such as Benny and Javier Ninja, along with New York Hip Hop dancers Rokafella, Beasty, GI Jane, Lady Beast, SnowBunny, and Mona Lisa. battle of yestermore will also feature live musicians performing an original sound score composed by brown.
Supported by Salon 94, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and The Dedalus Foundation. Also supported by Performa Producers Circle membes Edward Tyler Nahem, Christine Stanton, and Mitch Wasterlain.