Dance

Introduction to Flamenco Workshop

Flamenco

Introduction to Flamenco Workshops

Oct 7-Nov 11 | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM  

Back by popular demand, instructor Ana Maria Barcelo will teach a six-week Introduction to Flamenco Workshop October 7 through November 11 at 3:00 PM-4:00 PM.

Students will learn basic movements of hands and arms (braceo), body alignment, compass, as well as the first combinations of footwork techniques (zapateo). In addition students will learn the basic variation of body turns (giros) and the rhythm and the structure of the different flamenco styles. They will learn a short choreography using all these elements.

Students should wear comfortable clothes (gym clothes). Women should bring a long skirt and students need flamenco shoes. A link will be provided to buy shoes. The class is designed for people with little or no previous Flamenco experience.

About the Instructor

Ana Maria Barcelo began taking ballet classes when she was 3 years-old in her native country Puerto Rico. As her passion for dance grew, she began flamenco classes with Antonio Santaella, a renowned Spanish dancer from Granada. She performed in his company “Mosaico Almudejar.”

To improve her flamenco skills, Barcelo has been frequently traveling to Spain to take classes in prestigious flamenco schools. With over 15 years of performing and teaching experience, her energetic and joyful dance is the culmination of extensive training under the guidance of expert flamenco figures such as Alfonso Losa, Maria Juncal, and El Farru among many others.

$54 Members | $81 Public

When:
Oct 7, 2018 to Nov 11, 2018
Cost:
$54 for members and $81 for public.
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
General Categories: 

Master Class and Informal Studio Showing with Ido Tadmor


Saturday, Oct 13, 2018
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Class  
4:00 PM-5:00 PM Showing                   
In collaboration with the Israeli Office of Cultural Affairs, Ido Tadmor, former Artistic Director of Israel’s Ballet and an internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer will teach and practice, classic ballet technique or contemporary dance skills based on works from his repertoire.

Fee: $15 

Free | Informal Studio Showing of Ido Tadmor’s Work

RSVP to msilberstein@erjcchouston.org to make your reservation.


In collaboration with the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest and Houston Ballet.

When:
Oct 13, 2018
Cost:
$15
Time:
2:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
$15
General Categories: 

Introduction to Bollywood Workshop


Introduction to Bollywood

Thursday, Oct 4 | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Instructor: Nabeel Jawad

Nabeel teaches a fun Bollywood dance routine. No Bollywood dance experience required. Be ready to move your body and sweat, we’re gonna have fun!

Wear comfortable clothes you can move around in, just like going to a gym!

Nabeel JawadAbout the Instructor

Nabeel Jawad is an enthusiastic dancer from Houston who is trained in Bollywood dance. He has danced across the nation performing competitively and loves to be on stage!

Some of his hobbies include playing piano, kickboxing, and hiking. Nabeel is known for his fun, energetic way of teachings Bollywood and loves to encourage everyone to have a good time!

$12 pre-registered online | $16 at the door

When:
Oct 4, 2018
Cost:
$12 pre-registered online | $16 at the doore
Time:
7:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$12 pre-registered online | $16 at the door
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METdance Season Kickoff at Discovery Green®

Free dance performance scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6

METdancewill start its 23rdseason with an evening of extraordinary dance performances under the stars. 

The “Season Kickoff”is slated for 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Discovery Green®, 1500 McKinney. 

“This is a perfect way for the entire family to experience the excitement and joy of dance,”METdance artistic director Marlana Doyle said. “And it’s completely free of charge.”

The nonprofit’s 23rdseason, “Better Together,” celebrates the great heights that can be reached by working together. Performances will highlight the company’s dynamic work as an ensemble, focusing on the themes of connection, collaboration and partnership.  

“We believe our efforts as a team provide the freedom to explore the infinite possibilities that dance can express,” Doyle said. “The season will feature works generated from deep collaborative efforts, pieces dependent upon emotional and physical connectedness and the development of athletic, yet sensitive partnering.”

 

“Season Kickoff” will feature audience favorites from Robbie MooreChristian Denice, 2018 Emerging Choreographer awardee Tsai Hsi Hungand an excerpt from a forthcoming piece by Joshua Manculich.  

 

The program will include a guest appearance by MET too Youth Company, which provides young dancers with rigorous training focused on preparing them for dance programs at universities and a professional career in dance performance.  

 

The MET too dancers work closely with an impressive array of successful and award-winning choreographers and dance artists.  

 

There will also be a pre-show site-specific work in themoonGARDEN. 

 

Sponsors for the event include Discovery Green®, Runaway Productions, City of Houston, Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, E & G Amish Furniture and Dance USA. 

 

METdancehas excited, inspired, and educated audiences through its unique blend of contemporary concert dance performances and community outreach for more than 20 years. 

Founded in 1995, METdance pursues a mission to educate and revitalize a passion for dance through world-class instruction and performance. The nonprofitis funded by the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, Inc. and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. 

The company has traveled across the U.S., impressing critics and audiences alike while performing works by some of the most influential and talented choreographers in dance.

METdance also has a strong community outreach program, including its educational "Swing, Jive, Pop" performances. The shows incorporate history, fashion, music and the arts, while the company dances through the eras of the 1930s Lindy Hop, bops into the 1950s, grooves into the 1970s and ends with the Hip Hop music of today.

The company’s home base, the METdance Center, now serves as Houston's second-largest dance training space, offering comprehensive training in multiple disciplines to students of all experience levels, ages 3 and older.

Season ticket packages are available through Oct. 15, priced at $105 per person for one ticket to all five ticketed performances, as well as invitations to open company rehearsals and special events. There is an option to add on MET too Youth Company tickets for $15 each to the season package. 

For more information about METdance and the upcoming season, visit www.metdance.org.

When:
Oct 6, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:

Dance Infusion 2018

Featuring premiere works by Beth Gulledge-Brown, Adrian Ciobanu, Nao Kusuzaki and Claire Westerman

The young dancers of Uptown Dance Company pre-professional divisions
showcase their talent in an evening of world premieres by artistic
director Beth Gulledge-Brown, co-director Adrian Ciobanu, former Houston
Ballet soloist Nao Kusuzaki, and UDC dancer Claire Westerman.

When:
Sep 29, 2018
Cost:
$30 General Admission / $25 Seniors (65+) / $15 College Students with ID
Time:
1:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
1:00pm & 4:00pm
General Categories: 

Female Voices in Motion

Presenting world premieres by Beth Gulledge-Brown, Krissy Richmond and Jane Weiner

Uptown Dance Company’s versatility is on full display with an evening of
world premieres in contemporary ballet, jazz and modern. Featuring a
trio of Houston-based female choreographers, each piece represents the
female voice in dance in its own unique way. Krissy Richmond pays homage
to Jack Cole, Luigi and the incomparable Bob Fosse with a classic jazz
tribute. Jane Weiner of Hope Stone Dance brings her signature quirkiness
to the audience and shares the joy of dance. UDC Artistic Director Beth
Gulledge-Brown showcases the company’s classical technique and
aesthetic with a dramatic contemporary ballet.

When:
Sep 28, 2018 to Sep 29, 2018
Cost:
$30 General Admission / $25 Seniors (65+) / $15 College Students with ID
Time:
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
7:30pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30pm
General Categories: 

'Persistence of Memory' by T.T.C. Dance

TCC Dance

Persistence of Memory takes its audience on a journey between the real and the surreal, where imagination is the only limitation of beauty. Ting-Ting Chang has conceptualized a convergence of dance and painting, focusing on the idea of moving sculptures and reexamining Salvador Dali's drawers and Sigmund Freud's unconscious mind. The piece won the Grand Prize award in the 2016 McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival.


About the Artistic Director and Choreographer

Ting-Ting Chang is a dancer, choreographer, and scholar born in Taiwan. An international choreographer in residence at American Dance Festival, she is a two-time winner of the McCallum Theatre's Choreography Festival and the Silver Award of China's 8th Lotus Cup. Her choreography was sponsored by Taiwan's Ministry of Culture and performed in the 2016 Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival (Malaysia), the 3rd Silk Road International Arts Festival, the 2016 Shanghai Dance Stage International Festival, the 2015 Guangdong Dance Festival (China), the 2015 Asia Pacific Dance Bridge in Esplanade (Singapore), the 2015 Spotlight Project at University of Surrey (U.K.), and the 2013 Festival d'Avignon Off (France). 

About T.T.C. Dance

T.T.C. Dance was established in the autumn of 2012 in an effort to return to the essence of dance, focusing on the body and reimagining its possibilities. Since then, the company has channeled this energy in reinventing the visual aspect of the performing art. By collaborating with artists from various fields and experimenting with different concepts, they continue to make positive strides towards a dynamic visual spectacle that is equally entertaining and inspiring. 

When:
Sep 22, 2018
Cost:
$20 ASTC Members, $30 Nonmembers
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30pm to 8:30pm, $20 ASTC Members, $30 Nonmembers

Failure To Con/Form: Shelter ~ Sin Con/Formarse: Albergue

spotlighting the work of local & national trans, genderqueer, intersex & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists!


FAILURE TO CON/FORM: SHELTER

featuring Dee Dee Watters, Koomah, Vanessa Garcia & Wo Chan!



Join Failure to Con/Form for an evening of performance, poetry, storytelling, & more, spotlighting the work of local & national trans, genderqueer, intersex & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists! The theme of the evening is SHELTER, in response to shared stories & conversations with Houston-area trans & gender-non-conforming folx.



Saturday, August 25, 2018

7p DOORS OPEN FOR MINGLING, SNACKS & DRINKS

8p SHOW

TO BE HELD AT CASA ANANDREA

RSVP through eventbrite to get the address



FREE but donations will be taken for Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) & Casa Anandrea.



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:



This event will feature live interpretation between Spanish & English.



The performance will be held in a backyard space accessible to wheelchairs via the driveway, but the bathroom accommodations are not accessible to wheelchair users.



To provide a chemical & fragrance free event, we request that participants not smoke before or during the event & not wear colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to the event. For more information, look at this resource: https://invisibledisabilities.org/ida-books-pamphlets/chemicalsensitivities/fragrancefreezone/



For any accessibility-related questions & needs, please email us at failuretoconformhouston@gmail.com



ABOUT OLTT & CASA ANANDREA:



OLTT aims to protect, support, & advocate for the Latina transgender community in Texas, while also working intersectionally with the entire spectrum of the Latinx LGBTQI community and all trans people. OLTT seeks to help its members with issues surrounding immigration, changing their name & gender marker on government-issued IDs, HIV-prevention & where to receive culturally competent healthcare services. The mission of OLTT is to defend, protect & ensure equal rights for trans people in Texas; to create & maintain a physical space where trans folks are able to educate themselves & analyze legal situations; & to have basic access to healthcare, social protections & human rights & justice for our trans population.



Casa Anandrea is a shelter OLTT runs to provide Houston’s only emergency refuge specifically for undocumented trans, queer, & non-binary people; it is the only organization nationally that provides shelter for immigrants leaving detention centers.



ABOUT OUR FEATURED PERFORMERS:



Wo Chan is a nonbinary poet & drag performer living in Brooklyn. Wo is the author of the chapbook ORDER THE WORLD, MOM (Belladonna), & has received honors from the New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, Lambda Literary, & the Asian American Writers Workshop. As a standing member of the Brooklyn based drag/burlesque collective Switch N' Play, Wo has performed at venues including MOMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts, & BAM Fisher. Wo was born in Macau, China, & currently lives in New York where they are an MFA Candidate in Poetry at NYU. You can find them on Instagram at @theillustriouspearl​.



Vanessa Garcia (Vanessa Brandon) is an immigrant, transgender woman who came to this country in 2002, arriving to the border city of Brownsville, Texas in search of better opportunities & an improved quality of life. In 2006, she moved to Houston which has become her second home; here, her work as an impersonator of different Latina artists has opened doors to many work opportunities. Currently, she is an active member of the Organización Latina de Trans en Texas, fighting for safety & rights for immigrant trans Latinas. In 2015, she took on a position on the board of the organization & was named the President of the board, becoming one of the people responsible for organizational decision making. She is committed to the struggle for the rights of Latina transwomen in the state of Texas.



Koomah is an intersex-bodied queer genderfluid multidisciplinary grassroots artist, performer, filmmaker, LGBTQI educator, & part-time hermaphrodite unicorn. Active in the arts since 2003, Koomah seeks to challenge audience's boundaries & perceptions of sex, gender, & sexuality while encouraging audiences to ask questions, see from new perspectives, be vulnerable, & ponder social norms. Koomah is co-founder of The Houston Intersex Society, board member of Transgender Foundation of America & Houston Transgender Unity Committee, founding member of CHAA (LGBTQI Collective of Houston Asian Americans), member of InterACT, lead organizer of Gender Reel Houston film fest, founder of TEX-KAN artist retreat, & creator of Bad Date List Houston sex worker safety resource. Koomah has performed, showcased artwork, presented workshops & lectures, & screened films across the US & internationally.



Dee Dee Watters is a Transgender leader, teacher & performer. Using her skills & talent to not only entertain but to also educate! Providing infotainment in the form of spoken word, monologues & soon to come short films! Dee Dee has been listed in various magazines, such as the Huffington Post, the Ambassador, OutSmart & many others! She’s also been featured on TLC’s my 600 Pound Life to mentor a trans guest on the show. For booking or more information visit www.deedeewatters.com or email contact@deedeewatters.com.



ABOUT FAILURE TO CON/FORM:



Failure to Con/Form is an ad-hoc group of gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists who have come together to sponsor a series of performance events in 2018 in local sites of restriction & healing/safety; the events feature local & nationally recognized trans, genderqueer, intersex & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists. Failure to Con/Form is curated by Ching-In Chen, John Pluecker, Cassie Mira, & Addie Tsai. https://failuretoconformhouston.wordpress.com/



Since May 2012, Failure to Con/Form’s collaborator, Failure to Identify, has been an experiment in creating spaces for innovative, interdisciplinary & risk-taking writers & artists to perform for Houston publics. These events have usually featured writers from out-of-town in conjunction with locally-based folk. The series has no fixed schedule & is super-occasional & super-dependent on happy coincidences & friendly participants.



This project is made possible with support from The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund is a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, & Project Row Houses & funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.



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Imagen para Facebook

(Artistas de Izquierda a Derecha: Wo Chan, Vanessa Garcia, Koomah & Dee Dee Watters)



SIN CON/FORMARSE: ALBERGUE

¡Con presentaciones de Dee Dee Watters, Koomah, Vanessa Garcia & Wo Chan!



Acompáñanos en Dejar de Con/Formarse, una velada con presentaciones de performance, poesía, narración y más, destacando el trabajo de escritorxs, performerxs y artistas trans, no binarixs, intersexuales y de género no conforme, de la ciudad y de otras partes del país. El tema de la velada es ALBERGUE, en respuesta a historias compartidas y conversaciones con personas trans y de género no conforme de la zona de Houston.



Sábado, 25 de agosto de 2018

7 pm SE ABREN LAS PUERTAS PARA SOCIALIZAR, BOTANAS & BEBIDAS

8 pm ESPECTÁCULO

EL EVENTO SE REALIZARÁ EN CASA ANANDREA

Si consigues boletos a través de Eventbrite, también se le enviará la dirección.



LA ENTRADA ES GRATUITA pero se recibirán donaciones para la Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) & para Casa Anandrea.



INFORMACION SOBRE ACCESIBILIDAD:



Este evento contará con interpretación en vivo entre el español y el inglés.



La presentación se realizará en un espacio situado en un patio trasero al que es posible acceder en silla de rueda entrando por la entrada de automóviles, sin embargo las instalaciones de baño no son accesibles para quienes usan silla de ruedas.



Para poder ofrecer un evento libre de químicos & de fragancias le pedimos a quienes asistan que no fumen antes de o durante el evento y que no utilizen colonias, perfumes u otros productos químicos con aroma. Para más información sobre este tema, consulta la siguiente fuente: https://invisibledisabilities.org/ida-books-pamphlets/chemicalsensitivities/fragrancefreezone/



Si tienes alguna pregunta o solicitud relativas a la accesibilidad, por favor escríbenos al correo electrónico failuretoconformhouston@gmail.com



SOBRE OLTT & CASA ANANDREA:



OLTT se propone proteger, apoyar y abogar a favor de la comunidad de personas latinas transgénero en Texas, además de trabajar interseccionalmente con todo el colectivo LGBTQI latino y personas trans en general. OLTT busca prestarle auxilio a su membresía en asuntos relativos a la inmigración, el cambio de nombre y de designación de género en documentos de identidad gubernamentales, la prevención del virus VIH e información sobre dónde recibir servicios de salud culturalmente competentes. La misión de OLTT consiste en defender, proteger y asegurar la igualdad de derechos para las personas trans en Texas; en crear y mantener un espacio físico donde las personas trans puedan educarse y analizar situaciones legales; y que haya un acceso básico a servicios de salud, protecciones sociales y derechos humanos y justicia para la población trans.



Casa Anandrea es un albergue administrado por OLTT con el fin de ofrecer el único albergue de emergencia en Houston específicamente dirigido a personas indocumentadas trans, cuir y no-binarias. Es la única organización que provee vivienda en todo el país a personas inmigrantes que salen de los centros de detención.



SOBRE LXS ARTISTAS QUE SE PRESENTARÁN:



Wo Chan es unx poeta y artista drag no-binarix que reside actualmente en Brooklyn. Wo ha publicado el folleto ORDER THE WORLD, MOM (Belladonna), & ha recibido reconocimientos de la New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, Lambda Literary & la Asian American Writers Workshop. Como integrante de la colectiva de drag/burlesque Switch N’ Play de Brooklyn, Wo se ha presentado en lugares como MOMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts, & BAM Fisher. Wo nació en Macao, China, & vive actualmente en Nueva York donde es Candidata al MFA en Poesía de la universidad NYU. Lx encuentras en Instragram como @theillustriouspearl​.



Vanessa Garcia (Vanessa Brandon) es una mujer inmigrante transgénero que vino a este país en 2002, cuando llegó a la ciudad fronteriza de Brownsville, Texas, en busca de oportunidades y de una mejor calidad de vida. En 2006 se mudó a Houston, que se ha convertido en su segundo hogar; aquí, gracias a su trabajo como imitadora de distintas artistas latinas ha logrado acceder a muchas oportunidades laborales. Actualmente es miembra activa de la Organización Latina de Trans en Texas, donde lucha por la seguridad y los derechos de las personas trans latinas inmigrantes. En 2015 asumió un puesto en la junta de la organización y se le nombró Presidenta de la junta, convirtiéndose así en una de las personas responsables por la toma de decisiones en la organización. Está comprometida con la lucha por los derechos de las mujeres trans latinas en el estado de Texas.



Koomah es una persona de cuerpo intersexual cuir de género fluido, artista activista que trabaja en múltiples disciplinas, performista, cineasta, educadorx LGBTQI & unicornio hermafrodita de medio tiempo. Koomah trabaja en las artes desde 2003, buscando desafiar las fronteras del público y sus maneras de percibir el sexo, el género y la sexualidad a la vez que le incita a formularse preguntas, a ver las cosas desde nuevos puntos de vista, a ser vulnerable y a meditar en torno a las normativas sociales. Koomah es co-fundadorx de la Houston Intersex Society, pertenece a la junta de la Transgender Foundation of America & el Houston Transgender Unity Committee, es miembrx fundadora de CHAA (Colectiva LGBTQI de Personas Asiático-Estadonunidenses de Houston), miembrx de InterACT, organizadorx principal del festival de cine Gender Reel Houston, fundadorx del retiro para artistas TEX-KAN & creadorx de Bad Date List, una herramienta de seguridad para personas dedicadas al trabajo sexual en Houston. Koomah ha presentado sus performancias y obras de arte, talleres y conferencias, y proyectado sus películas por todo Estados Unidos y en otros países.



Dee Dee Watters es una líder Transgénero, educadora y performista. Utiliza sus habilidades y su talento no solo para divertir sino también para educar! Ofrece entretenimiento informativo a través de la palabra hablada, monólogos y próximamente cortometrajes! Varias revistas como Huffington Post, The Ambassador, OutSmart & muchas más han incluido a Dee Dee en sus listados! Ha aparecido también en el programa My 600 Pound Life de TLC como tutora de una participante trans. Para contrataciones o más información visita la página www.deedeewatters.com o escribe un mensaje a contact@deedeewatters.com.



SOBRE SIN CON/FORMARSE:



Sin Con/Formarse es una agrupación ad-hoc de escritorxs, performistas y artistas de género no binario, que se han reunido para patrocinar una serie de eventos de performance durante 2018 en espacios locales de restricción y sanación/seguridad; en los eventos se presentan escritorxs, performistas y artistas trans, no binarixs, intersexuales & no conformes reconocidxs a nivel local & nacional. Dejar de Con/Formarse es curada por Ching-In Chen, John Pluecker, Cassie Mira & Addie Tsai. https://failuretoconformhouston.wordpress.com/



Desde 2012 Sin Identificarse, en colaboración con Dejar de Con/Formarse, ha sido un experimento en la creación de espacios donde escritorxs y artistas innovadorxs, interdisciplinarixs y arriesgadxs pueden presentar su trabajo ante los públicos de Houston. Por lo general estos eventos incluyen a escritorxs de otras ciudades junto con personas locales. La serie no tiene un calendario fijo y es súper de vez en cuando & súper cuando se presentan alegres coincidencias y participaciones amistosas.



Este proyecto ha sido posible gracias al apoyo de The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund es un programa que re-asigna becas, administrado por DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show y Project Row Houses, y financiado por The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


When:
Aug 25, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE but donations will be taken for Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) & Casa Anandrea
Location:

Failure To Con/Form: Shelter ~ Sin Con/Formarse: Albergue

spotlighting the work of local & national trans, genderqueer, intersex & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists!


FAILURE TO CON/FORM: SHELTER

featuring Dee Dee Watters, Koomah, Vanessa Garcia & Wo Chan!



Join Failure to Con/Form for an evening of performance, poetry, storytelling, & more, spotlighting the work of local & national trans, genderqueer, intersex & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists! The theme of the evening is SHELTER, in response to shared stories & conversations with Houston-area trans & gender-non-conforming folx.



Saturday, August 25, 2018

7p DOORS OPEN FOR MINGLING, SNACKS & DRINKS

8p SHOW

TO BE HELD AT CASA ANANDREA

RSVP through eventbrite to get the address



FREE but donations will be taken for Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) & Casa Anandrea.



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:



This event will feature live interpretation between Spanish & English.



The performance will be held in a backyard space accessible to wheelchairs via the driveway, but the bathroom accommodations are not accessible to wheelchair users.



To provide a chemical & fragrance free event, we request that participants not smoke before or during the event & not wear colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to the event. For more information, look at this resource: https://invisibledisabilities.org/ida-books-pamphlets/chemicalsensitivities/fragrancefreezone/



For any accessibility-related questions & needs, please email us at failuretoconformhouston@gmail.com



ABOUT OLTT & CASA ANANDREA:



OLTT aims to protect, support, & advocate for the Latina transgender community in Texas, while also working intersectionally with the entire spectrum of the Latinx LGBTQI community and all trans people. OLTT seeks to help its members with issues surrounding immigration, changing their name & gender marker on government-issued IDs, HIV-prevention & where to receive culturally competent healthcare services. The mission of OLTT is to defend, protect & ensure equal rights for trans people in Texas; to create & maintain a physical space where trans folks are able to educate themselves & analyze legal situations; & to have basic access to healthcare, social protections & human rights & justice for our trans population.



Casa Anandrea is a shelter OLTT runs to provide Houston’s only emergency refuge specifically for undocumented trans, queer, & non-binary people; it is the only organization nationally that provides shelter for immigrants leaving detention centers.



ABOUT OUR FEATURED PERFORMERS:



Wo Chan is a nonbinary poet & drag performer living in Brooklyn. Wo is the author of the chapbook ORDER THE WORLD, MOM (Belladonna), & has received honors from the New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, Lambda Literary, & the Asian American Writers Workshop. As a standing member of the Brooklyn based drag/burlesque collective Switch N' Play, Wo has performed at venues including MOMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts, & BAM Fisher. Wo was born in Macau, China, & currently lives in New York where they are an MFA Candidate in Poetry at NYU. You can find them on Instagram at @theillustriouspearl​.



Vanessa Garcia (Vanessa Brandon) is an immigrant, transgender woman who came to this country in 2002, arriving to the border city of Brownsville, Texas in search of better opportunities & an improved quality of life. In 2006, she moved to Houston which has become her second home; here, her work as an impersonator of different Latina artists has opened doors to many work opportunities. Currently, she is an active member of the Organización Latina de Trans en Texas, fighting for safety & rights for immigrant trans Latinas. In 2015, she took on a position on the board of the organization & was named the President of the board, becoming one of the people responsible for organizational decision making. She is committed to the struggle for the rights of Latina transwomen in the state of Texas.



Koomah is an intersex-bodied queer genderfluid multidisciplinary grassroots artist, performer, filmmaker, LGBTQI educator, & part-time hermaphrodite unicorn. Active in the arts since 2003, Koomah seeks to challenge audience's boundaries & perceptions of sex, gender, & sexuality while encouraging audiences to ask questions, see from new perspectives, be vulnerable, & ponder social norms. Koomah is co-founder of The Houston Intersex Society, board member of Transgender Foundation of America & Houston Transgender Unity Committee, founding member of CHAA (LGBTQI Collective of Houston Asian Americans), member of InterACT, lead organizer of Gender Reel Houston film fest, founder of TEX-KAN artist retreat, & creator of Bad Date List Houston sex worker safety resource. Koomah has performed, showcased artwork, presented workshops & lectures, & screened films across the US & internationally.



Dee Dee Watters is a Transgender leader, teacher & performer. Using her skills & talent to not only entertain but to also educate! Providing infotainment in the form of spoken word, monologues & soon to come short films! Dee Dee has been listed in various magazines, such as the Huffington Post, the Ambassador, OutSmart & many others! She’s also been featured on TLC’s my 600 Pound Life to mentor a trans guest on the show. For booking or more information visit www.deedeewatters.com or email contact@deedeewatters.com.



ABOUT FAILURE TO CON/FORM:



Failure to Con/Form is an ad-hoc group of gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists who have come together to sponsor a series of performance events in 2018 in local sites of restriction & healing/safety; the events feature local & nationally recognized trans, genderqueer, intersex & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists. Failure to Con/Form is curated by Ching-In Chen, John Pluecker, Cassie Mira, & Addie Tsai. https://failuretoconformhouston.wordpress.com/



Since May 2012, Failure to Con/Form’s collaborator, Failure to Identify, has been an experiment in creating spaces for innovative, interdisciplinary & risk-taking writers & artists to perform for Houston publics. These events have usually featured writers from out-of-town in conjunction with locally-based folk. The series has no fixed schedule & is super-occasional & super-dependent on happy coincidences & friendly participants.



This project is made possible with support from The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund is a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, & Project Row Houses & funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.



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(Artistas de Izquierda a Derecha: Wo Chan, Vanessa Garcia, Koomah & Dee Dee Watters)



SIN CON/FORMARSE: ALBERGUE

¡Con presentaciones de Dee Dee Watters, Koomah, Vanessa Garcia & Wo Chan!



Acompáñanos en Dejar de Con/Formarse, una velada con presentaciones de performance, poesía, narración y más, destacando el trabajo de escritorxs, performerxs y artistas trans, no binarixs, intersexuales y de género no conforme, de la ciudad y de otras partes del país. El tema de la velada es ALBERGUE, en respuesta a historias compartidas y conversaciones con personas trans y de género no conforme de la zona de Houston.



Sábado, 25 de agosto de 2018

7 pm SE ABREN LAS PUERTAS PARA SOCIALIZAR, BOTANAS & BEBIDAS

8 pm ESPECTÁCULO

EL EVENTO SE REALIZARÁ EN CASA ANANDREA

Si consigues boletos a través de Eventbrite, también se le enviará la dirección.



LA ENTRADA ES GRATUITA pero se recibirán donaciones para la Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) & para Casa Anandrea.



INFORMACION SOBRE ACCESIBILIDAD:



Este evento contará con interpretación en vivo entre el español y el inglés.



La presentación se realizará en un espacio situado en un patio trasero al que es posible acceder en silla de rueda entrando por la entrada de automóviles, sin embargo las instalaciones de baño no son accesibles para quienes usan silla de ruedas.



Para poder ofrecer un evento libre de químicos & de fragancias le pedimos a quienes asistan que no fumen antes de o durante el evento y que no utilizen colonias, perfumes u otros productos químicos con aroma. Para más información sobre este tema, consulta la siguiente fuente: https://invisibledisabilities.org/ida-books-pamphlets/chemicalsensitivities/fragrancefreezone/



Si tienes alguna pregunta o solicitud relativas a la accesibilidad, por favor escríbenos al correo electrónico failuretoconformhouston@gmail.com



SOBRE OLTT & CASA ANANDREA:



OLTT se propone proteger, apoyar y abogar a favor de la comunidad de personas latinas transgénero en Texas, además de trabajar interseccionalmente con todo el colectivo LGBTQI latino y personas trans en general. OLTT busca prestarle auxilio a su membresía en asuntos relativos a la inmigración, el cambio de nombre y de designación de género en documentos de identidad gubernamentales, la prevención del virus VIH e información sobre dónde recibir servicios de salud culturalmente competentes. La misión de OLTT consiste en defender, proteger y asegurar la igualdad de derechos para las personas trans en Texas; en crear y mantener un espacio físico donde las personas trans puedan educarse y analizar situaciones legales; y que haya un acceso básico a servicios de salud, protecciones sociales y derechos humanos y justicia para la población trans.



Casa Anandrea es un albergue administrado por OLTT con el fin de ofrecer el único albergue de emergencia en Houston específicamente dirigido a personas indocumentadas trans, cuir y no-binarias. Es la única organización que provee vivienda en todo el país a personas inmigrantes que salen de los centros de detención.



SOBRE LXS ARTISTAS QUE SE PRESENTARÁN:



Wo Chan es unx poeta y artista drag no-binarix que reside actualmente en Brooklyn. Wo ha publicado el folleto ORDER THE WORLD, MOM (Belladonna), & ha recibido reconocimientos de la New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, Lambda Literary & la Asian American Writers Workshop. Como integrante de la colectiva de drag/burlesque Switch N’ Play de Brooklyn, Wo se ha presentado en lugares como MOMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts, & BAM Fisher. Wo nació en Macao, China, & vive actualmente en Nueva York donde es Candidata al MFA en Poesía de la universidad NYU. Lx encuentras en Instragram como @theillustriouspearl​.



Vanessa Garcia (Vanessa Brandon) es una mujer inmigrante transgénero que vino a este país en 2002, cuando llegó a la ciudad fronteriza de Brownsville, Texas, en busca de oportunidades y de una mejor calidad de vida. En 2006 se mudó a Houston, que se ha convertido en su segundo hogar; aquí, gracias a su trabajo como imitadora de distintas artistas latinas ha logrado acceder a muchas oportunidades laborales. Actualmente es miembra activa de la Organización Latina de Trans en Texas, donde lucha por la seguridad y los derechos de las personas trans latinas inmigrantes. En 2015 asumió un puesto en la junta de la organización y se le nombró Presidenta de la junta, convirtiéndose así en una de las personas responsables por la toma de decisiones en la organización. Está comprometida con la lucha por los derechos de las mujeres trans latinas en el estado de Texas.



Koomah es una persona de cuerpo intersexual cuir de género fluido, artista activista que trabaja en múltiples disciplinas, performista, cineasta, educadorx LGBTQI & unicornio hermafrodita de medio tiempo. Koomah trabaja en las artes desde 2003, buscando desafiar las fronteras del público y sus maneras de percibir el sexo, el género y la sexualidad a la vez que le incita a formularse preguntas, a ver las cosas desde nuevos puntos de vista, a ser vulnerable y a meditar en torno a las normativas sociales. Koomah es co-fundadorx de la Houston Intersex Society, pertenece a la junta de la Transgender Foundation of America & el Houston Transgender Unity Committee, es miembrx fundadora de CHAA (Colectiva LGBTQI de Personas Asiático-Estadonunidenses de Houston), miembrx de InterACT, organizadorx principal del festival de cine Gender Reel Houston, fundadorx del retiro para artistas TEX-KAN & creadorx de Bad Date List, una herramienta de seguridad para personas dedicadas al trabajo sexual en Houston. Koomah ha presentado sus performancias y obras de arte, talleres y conferencias, y proyectado sus películas por todo Estados Unidos y en otros países.



Dee Dee Watters es una líder Transgénero, educadora y performista. Utiliza sus habilidades y su talento no solo para divertir sino también para educar! Ofrece entretenimiento informativo a través de la palabra hablada, monólogos y próximamente cortometrajes! Varias revistas como Huffington Post, The Ambassador, OutSmart & muchas más han incluido a Dee Dee en sus listados! Ha aparecido también en el programa My 600 Pound Life de TLC como tutora de una participante trans. Para contrataciones o más información visita la página www.deedeewatters.com o escribe un mensaje a contact@deedeewatters.com.



SOBRE SIN CON/FORMARSE:



Sin Con/Formarse es una agrupación ad-hoc de escritorxs, performistas y artistas de género no binario, que se han reunido para patrocinar una serie de eventos de performance durante 2018 en espacios locales de restricción y sanación/seguridad; en los eventos se presentan escritorxs, performistas y artistas trans, no binarixs, intersexuales & no conformes reconocidxs a nivel local & nacional. Dejar de Con/Formarse es curada por Ching-In Chen, John Pluecker, Cassie Mira & Addie Tsai. https://failuretoconformhouston.wordpress.com/



Desde 2012 Sin Identificarse, en colaboración con Dejar de Con/Formarse, ha sido un experimento en la creación de espacios donde escritorxs y artistas innovadorxs, interdisciplinarixs y arriesgadxs pueden presentar su trabajo ante los públicos de Houston. Por lo general estos eventos incluyen a escritorxs de otras ciudades junto con personas locales. La serie no tiene un calendario fijo y es súper de vez en cuando & súper cuando se presentan alegres coincidencias y participaciones amistosas.



Este proyecto ha sido posible gracias al apoyo de The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund es un programa que re-asigna becas, administrado por DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show y Project Row Houses, y financiado por The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


When:
Aug 25, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE but donations will be taken for Organización Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) & Casa Anandrea
Location:

Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing

Sacred Dance Tibet

Following the last two years’ sold-out programs at Asia Society, the famed multiphonic singers of Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery return to perform Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing on Saturday, August 18. Their sellout performances in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center received national acclaim, and were praised as “remarkable” by The New York Times and “a universal expression of the human subconscious” by The Washington Post

Robed in magnificent costumes and playing traditional Tibetan instruments, the Drepung Loseling monks will present ancient temple music and dance. The Loseling monks are particularly renowned for their multiphonic chanting known as zokkay (complete chord). Each of the main chantmasters simultaneously intones three notes, thus each individually creating a complete chord. They also utilize traditional instruments, such as 10-foot-long dung chen horns, drums, bells, cymbals, and gyaling trumpets. Rich brocade costumes and masked dances, such as the Dance of the Sacred Snow Lion, add to the splendor.

About the Performances

For the first time at Asia Society, the monks will perform an afternoon matinee as well as an evening full-length program.

Afternoon Matinee (2-2:45 p.m.)

This shorter performance, appropriate for families, will feature a selection of the full-length program's music and dance.

Evening Program (7-8:30 p.m.)

This full-length performance has sold out the past two years.

When:
Aug 18, 2018
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Cost:
2:00pm — $15 ASTC Members, $25 Nonmembers 7:00pm — $35 ASTC Members, $45 Nonmembers
Time:
2:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
2:00pm — $15 ASTC Members, $25 Nonmembers, 7:00pm — $35 ASTC Members, $45 Nonmembers


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Houston, TX 77266-6494


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