lil BLK

Sat 24 Oct, 2015, Berlin-Kreuzberg

photo: Yanique Hall design: Mohammed Fayaz

photo: Yanique Hall
design: Mohammed Fayaz

lil BLK is an experimental solo performance. Influenced by New York City gay/queer ballroom culture, live punk shows, butoh and praise dance. lil BLK is a story about a fairy boi, child of god, little black girl, performer, and activist. The story plays through a series of biographical moments that are equal parts narrative and dream. Wrestling with the desire to be seen in a society hell bent on controlling and crushing the black feminine body + spirit,
lil BLK aims to subvert these constraints and offers an unfettered representation of this experience. Through the exploration of theatrical form, NIC Kay highlights these desires and the traps of being a black performer searching for freedom on the stage and in a beat.

Nic Kay (Chicago)

will present excerpts from the performace lil BLK and talk about their work on the performance.

Nic Kay. Transdisciplinary artist obsessed with the act and process of moving, the change of place, position, and the clarity/meaning gleaned from said activity. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, NIC graduated from Professional Performing Artist School in 2007 and was a Hemispheric Institute EMERGENYC Fellow in 2009. Now residing in Chicago, they are a founding member of 3rd Language, queer arts collective. NIC is currently in Residence at Links Hall.

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The event is part of the series challenging the neocolonial, and contributes to the workshop Queer Aesthetics by  Antke Engel and Ismael Ogando.

Saturday, Oct 24, 2015

Performance/ performative talk 18.30 – 19.30
Meet & Greet 19.30 – 21.00

Werkstatt Adalbertstr. 71, Courtyard
U-Kottbusser Damm, Berlin-Kreuzberg

Commissioned by the Institute for Queer Theory.
Funded by the Amadeu Antonio Foundation.