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Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Synopsis: This recording features selections from Arthur Avile´s Typical Theater repertoire. In "How to Stay Alive" Arthur Aviles dances a solo in a red dress to classical music queering both gender roles and ballet form. In "Narcissus" Arthur and company perform a series of movement and contact phrases at varying speeds and levels to dramatic classical music. "Five Star Dance" features classical and conte...
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Synopsis: Arthur Avilés Typical Theatre presents "Intoxicating Calm," a solo by Arthur Avilés in which he performs quick, rigorous, athletic phrases that form movement and character sketches reflective of his internal feelings.Arthur Avilés Typical Theatre (AATT) is a Bronx-based modern dance company committed to creating a repertoire of works that explore life on the margins of Latino and gay cultures,...
Alt Title(s): Puerto Rican Faggot from the South Bronx Steals Precious Object from Giuliani's East Village
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Location: Recorded at Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA on June 24, 2000.
Synopsis: Arthur performs a series of flowing and spinning movements in a shimmering golden dress to live percussion. The movements made with the costume reflect the imagery of pioneering modern dancer and choreographer Martha Graham. Arthur makes different shapes and poses with the costume. He removes the top portion of the shimmering golden dress, using it as a stage to perform a set of gestures. Nude, A...
Alt Title(s): True Face of Satan
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Synopsis: "I want to see the face of the Devil." Slowly, the phrase is repeated as the camera zooms in on an old clock, about to mark the stroke of midnight. In the dark, Arthur Avilés is naked, only adorned by flanking blue and red lighting. Avilés begins posing as the Vetruvian Man and continues with a series of sinuous contortions, dancing along with the song and collapsing that stable body, in this h...
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Location: Recorded in Queens, NY, USA on June 30, 2001.
Synopsis: Morning Dance is a video-dance performance by Arthur Avilés, filmed by Richard Shpuntoff. In this collaboration, Arthur undresses and dances in front of a simple linen, illuminated only by the morning light that pours in from a window in a quiet Queens, NY neighborhood. At the performance's end, Arthur faces the camera before exiting the frame.Arthur Avilés is a queer Puerto Rican dancer/choreo...
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Location: Recorded at Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY, USA on September 18, 1993.
Synopsis: Arthur Avilés Typical Theatre presents "Intoxicating Calm" and "A Typical New York Rican" as part of Bard College's alumni dance concert. "Intoxicating Calm" is a solo by Arthur Avilés in which he performs quick, rigorous, athletic phrases that form movement and character sketches reflective of his internal feelings. In "A Typical New York Rican" Avilés is joined by Elizabeth "Macha" Marrero a...
Alt Title(s): Algo en la cocina
Location: Performed at the SP Escola de Teatro, São Paulo, Brazil, on January 16, 2013.
Synopsis: 'Algo en la cocina,' by Arthur Aviles, was presented as a part of the 8th International Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This Encuentro was held in January of 2013 - the year of Hemi’s 15th anniversary - in São Paulo, Brazil, under the title CITIES | BODIES | ACTION: The Politics of Passion in the Americas. This event brought together activism, scholarship, and ...
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Location: Recorded at The Point, New York, NY, USA in 1998.
Synopsis: Dorothur's Journey is Arthur Avilés' second piece centered on the world of the Wizard of Oz, following Maéva de Oz: A New York Rican Ensalada. While Maéva was a theatrical piece primarily focused on a monologue, Dorothur's Journey is completely danced. The references lie in the music, on the screen/projector, and in the props and outfits. The choreography presents a gay Puerto Rican rendition ...
Alt Title(s): Ritual Dance of Fire
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Location: Recorded at Merce Cunningham Studio, New York, NY, USA in 1999.
Synopsis: Arthur Avilés performs Pichon: Ritual Dance of Fire (1999) as part of a benefit for the Martha Graham School. One of many incarnations of Pichon, Avilés dances to electronic house music wearing a red velvet dress inspired by Martha Graham--a pioneering modern dancer and choreographer in the United States. He combines rave dance moves with classical ballet forms throughout the piece. At one mome...
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Synopsis: This Pleasant and Grateful Asylum was created for and premiered at the Martha @ Mother series, presented by Richard Move and Janet Stapleton March 3-5, 1999. The dance was inspired by Bill T. Jones' encouragement to challenge suppression, oppression, and repression and is the second of a 4 part work called Things Which Transect Our Vision. The piece is a duet with Arthur's partner and collaborato...
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Location: Recorded at Danspace Project, St. Mark's Church, New York, NY, USA on October 11, 1996.
Synopsis: Arthur Avilés performs the solo A Puerto Rican Faggot from America (1996) at Danspace Project. Avilés forgoes the use of text, music, and costume, leaving the audience to interpret the movement through the dance's title. Throughout the performance, Avilés continuously moves in time and space while asserting his racial, sexual, and national identity. He dances nude as a political gesture to cri...
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Location: Recorded at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), Bronx, NY, USA in June 2001.
Synopsis: "The performance begins with an introduction by BAAD! Co-Director Charles Rice-González. Next, a black and white film of Arthur Avilés dancing in the nude is shown, followed by a modern dance solo performed on stage with dramatic classical music. Another black and white film is shown with footage of the Bronx's Hunts Point neighborhood with specific reference to architecture and Latino and Blac...
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Location: Recorded at Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY, USA on November 1, 1996.
Synopsis: Arthur Avilés' Arturella is a queer interpretation of the fairy tale Cinderella. Avilés uses his "autobiographical fantasy" method to recast the classic tale as a gay romance set in the South Bronx's Latino community. He integrates Spanish and Spanglish into the narrative and assigns Latino names to all the characters in the fairy tale. Most of the movement in the dance mirror the cartoon chara...
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Location: Recorded at Inside/Out Stage at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, Massachusetts, USA on August 19, 2004.
Synopsis: As part of the Jacob's Pillow festival, Arthur Avilés Typical Theater presents a set of four pieces. The first is a solo danced to and titled after singer Cheryl Lynn's "To Be Real." Next is Charles Rice González narrating "El Yunque," a story about a young Nuyorican man's journey from the South Bronx to the El Yunque rain forest in northeastern Puerto Rico. As he speaks dancers enact and bring...
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Synopsis: This video features footage from various solo and group performances of Arthur Avilés and/or the Arthur Avilés Typical Theater Company from 1991-2000. The footage includes the following performances: "Intoxicating Calm" (1992), a solo by Arthur Avilés in which he performs quick, rigorous, athletic phrases that form movement and character sketches reflective of his internal feelings. "Untitled ...
Collection Title(s): Arthur Avilés collection
Location: Recorded at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), Bronx, NY, USA on December 16, 2005.
Synopsis: "The performance opens with "Cookin with Petro" by Elizabeth "Macha" Marrero--a comical monologue about making Puerto Rican eggnog for Christmas. Charles Rice-González gives an introduction before Elizabeth "Macha" Marrero takes the stage to deliver a lecture on "cunt-ology," where she explains the anatomy of the vagina. The lecture is followed by a film with Marrero playing Professor Lois Findo...
Collection Title(s): Teatro Pregones collection
Location: Performed at Teatro Stage Fest, New York City, on May 5, 2007.
Synopsis: 'The Red Rose' narrates the meeting of Puerto Rican activist writer Jesús Colón and undercover FBI agent Mildred Blauvelt, and their subsequent face-off before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1959. Blauvelt had gone undercover for seven years in the Brooklyn cell of the Communist Party, where she was simply known as comrade Sylvia. Arriving to New York in the winter of 1917, ...