Sunday, June 26
A dance-theater work about family-making inspired by lesbian moms, gay dads and LGBTQ parents
In her fifth project exploring family, Christine Suarez conducted interviews with lesbian moms and gay dads. The stories are intimate and engage both the profound and the mundane. They unfold with compassion, humor, grit and honesty.
One parent shares about the heartbreak of an adoption falling through. Another shares about the many steps, both personally and legally, she and her partner took in order to become parents. One couple shares about how they raised their son with the constant threat of deportation of one of the mothers. Themes of transformation and devotion intersect with ideas of identity and the socio-political conflicts of creating a family outside of hetero-normativity.
Best known for her seamless combination of dance, music and words, Suarez’s past work has been hailed as “ingeniously crafted … poignant … [and] hilarious” by the Los Angeles Times, “savvy” by The New York Times and “smart and stylish” by the Village Voice.
We are honored to be one of the “world premiere” sites for this project of the SuarezDanceTheater. Join us on Sunday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Forum here at All Saints Church. SeeDance reviewed the project here.
Open seating. Suggested donation $10
For more information contact Jamie Hebert at email@example.com or 626.583.2733
For directions to All Saints Church, visit our website.
[photo: Lisa Wahlander]
SuarezDanceTheater is a Santa Monica-based not-for-profit, founded by Christine Suarez in 2003. SuarezDanceTheater creates feminist dance-theater. They collaboratively examine the unexpected – they create in unexpected places with unexpected people about unexpected subjects. The Company is dedicated to publicly engage communities with their work creating participatory experiences all over Los Angeles and beyond. SuarezDanceTheater has received a Community & Access Grant from Santa Monica Cultural Affairs and an Organization Grant Program award from Los Angeles County Arts Commission to support the creation of this work.