Join members of LA’s vibrant bisexual community in celebrating bi visibility month. 3 Piece Suite explores bisexual identity, activism, and the complexity of human connection along with musical performances by bi singer songwriter Cindy Jollotta and an acoustic set by bi-fronted MetronOhm. Kai Hazelwood and her collaborators draw personal narratives from the Bi and disabled communities – revealing what is often not heard or seen. inVISIBLE is a collaboration between Kai, dance collaborators, and members of Los Angeles’ bisexual community who have shared their own personal narratives around coming out as bisexual, their families, and romantic relationships. Sh*t People Say deals with the complications of intersectionality and co-struggle. How can marginalized groups support each other, and acknowledge the sticky plurality of identity? Seeking… explores how blind faith plays a huge part in our intimate relationships. We trust that we will find a connection, and that we will recognize it when it appears. Despite our various identities and differences, we continue to risk our hearts and selves to find meaningful connections.
Direction and choreography by Kai Hazelwood in collaboration with the performers and development assistance from Kate Coleman and Molly Yates.
Performed by Yvette Flores, Cheyenne Dunbar, Kai Hazelwood, Emma Julaud, Kiki K.
Friday, September 8 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 9 @ 2:00pm
Downtown Dance & Movement (@ 1144 S. Hope Street 90015 between 12th and 13th)
Early Bird (available until August 28th): $12
General admission: $15
Our Stories wishes to capture your stories, to collect them. We want to record the experiences, tragedies, triumphs, lessons, and failures. As every life is important, so are our stories. Bisexual (of any spectrum), Pansexual, Transgender, Women, Men, Gender(of any spectrum), people of color, young, old; there are no exclusions. We all have something to say.
What are we looking for exactly? Both unique and mundane experiences that had an effect on you, as a person. It could be when you came out (either to yourself, or to others), times of support from unexpected directions, times of disappointment, failures, triumphs, what it means to be who you are, views from our youth, lessons from our elders, challenges of race, diversity of gender, what it means to be a part of our community, and what it means to be excluded from community. These moments are important and need preserved, even if most of the time we don’t realize it. There are so much of our day to day events that others can be touched by.
Make us laugh, make us cry, make us think, and remind us that as diverse as we all are, we are more similar than we realize.
Format. We would love to hear your stories in your own words. Record your voice at your computer or phone and send it to us, so we can post it. If that’s not your thing, then write it out and we’ll read it for you.
Email us at email@example.com. Please advise if you’d like your name posted or wish to remain anonymous. We value the comfort and safety of everyone.
“That when I told him I like women too and every time I checked a woman out I wasn’t just doing it to be cool, or more likable to him, or the guys who would have me as a friend. This brought the previously mild sexual and emotional abuse to a new level. Now, not only were other men threats but the women were too.”
Submitted by Anonymous
Read by Mick Collins
“I set the bar of extreme and my crossdressing made me pretty, and I enjoyed it. I honestly gave people a reason to hate me since they didn’t have one, and I made a big thing out of it. I always felt left out of those family/love/career conversations that gay and straight people seemed to embrace.”
Submitted by Matthew
Ready by Mick Collins
“At first, writing was a means of sorting out my thoughts and feelings in fictional terms. These days, it’s a form of self-expression. I am who I am. My characters are who they are. None of us needs to hide.”
Submitted and read by Jeanne G’Fellers
“I want to come out, and I will, but when and to whom remains to be seen.”
Submitted by Anonymous
Read by Mick Collins
Lynnette travels back to 1962 to visit with Gideon and Janice Marcus. A bisexual couple navigating through time. Gideon is the creator and driving force of a collaborative project examining the scifi genre in the 60’s in a historical perspective. With emphasis on queer, black/poc and women creators and writers.
We will not tolerate racism, antisemitism or any forms of violence. We will continue to post, share against it and denounce the Nazi movement. They are not the alt-right. Call them what they are. Murdering terrorists. #StandUp #SpeakOut
Hiding Behind The Couch: http://www.hidingbehindthecouch.com
Where to buy: http://www.beatentrackpublishing.com/debbiemcgowan