# CROSSING THE LINES: RADICAL CARTOONISTS
# ERIKA LOPEZ'S THE WELFARE QUEEN
# BlakTino continues through November 7 with the following events:
# Thanks to our sponsors and supporters
BlakTino Performance Series begins Oct. 1!
Art! Theatre! Dance! and mucho more!
The Blaktino Performance Series at BAAD! kicks off with an exciting evening of cartoonists and graphic novel artists who have broken through the straight male dominated world of comics; and the weekend continues with the NYC Debut Performance of ERIKA LOPEZ's The Welfare Queen and the daring and dashing BRUNO APONTE.
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Thursday, October 1, 8pm/Free
Calling all cartoonists, zinesters, visual and graphic artistes and their fans and admirers
This evening features the work of four groundbreaking and accomplished LGBT comic book and graphic novel artists who will share their provocative work along with stories of their obstacles and barrier busting triumphs in the straight male world of comics with Ivan Velez (Tales from the Closet), Jennifer Camper (The Juicy Mother: Celebration), Erika Lopez (Flaming Iguanas) and Carlo Quispe (Killer Heights).
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the welfare queen ERIKA LOPEZ'S THE WELFARE QUEEN
Friday, October 2, 8pm/$15
Direct from San Francisco! NYC Premiere!
The time has finally come for the unabashed, chick crazy, cartoonist, writer, performer, one-woman art sweatshop ERIKA LOPEZ to bring her fun, daring, sexy and irreverent show for the first time to her native New York providing comfort and cheeky glances to the recession-struck Bronx.
"When you're on welfare and pushing your latest art project in an attempt to pay the rent, what it means to 'have it all' obviously require some redefinition." - Eryn Loeb, blogger.
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Saturday, October 3, 8pm/$15
Clash of a Culture Titan!
Actor, poet and performance artist Bruno Aponte presents a one man show (in Spanish) delving in Queer Dominican Blackness. Overflowing with flamboyance, Aponte's multi-disciplinary approach was described by Time-Out New York as "Bruno Aponte, scaled the stage to perform interpretive dance and read verse in a multicolored robe, sunglasses and hoop earrings."
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BlakTino continues through November 7 with the following events:
Thursday, October 8, 8pm/Free
An Intimate Living Theatre Experience
SHORT MEMORY/NO HISTORY
Award-winning performers and artists Jack Waters and Peter Cramer transform BAAD! into their living room and invite the audience into a unique installation/Living Theater presentation that has traveled throughout the world of their experience living with AIDS and commemorating art and artists' work on the subject. The evening will include their oral history documentary "Short Memory - No History" discussing the role of women and people of color (and Spanish speakers) in the early days of ACT UP. Video interviews in Spanish are also included.
Friday, October 9, 8pm/Free
The NY International Latino Film Festival presents
NAKED WHITE ROSES and DISH
Two films fresh from the 2009 NY International Latino Film Festival debut in the Bronx. NAKED WHITE ROSES by Henry Roa uses music, poetry and stunning visuals to tell the story of Trance, an aging poet on the crossroads of life and love and explores the subjects of following your dreams, gay and bi- cultural relationships, and loss. Dish by Brian Harris Krinsky follows two Emo kids, Israel and Louie, as they walk around their East L.A. neighborhood and dish about their high school classmates and sexual escapades. Filmmakers will talk after the film.
Thursday & Friday, October 15 & 16, 8pm/ $20
Dances to Nina Simone
SUGAR IN MY SOUL
Ten choreographers present dance works inspired by or set to the music of the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone including Miguel Anaya, Esteban Arana, Christopher Campbell, Ingrid Graham, Ranardo- Domeico Grays, Amin Jai, Silver Light, Dorrell Martin, Paloma McGregor and Joey Tomocik.
Saturday, October 17, 8pm/$15
Afro-Caribbean Meets East African Dance
GETTING FOLKED: RETUMBA! and TRANSWORLD CULTURAL PERFORMANCE ARTS ENSEMBLES
The vibrancy and tradition of folkloric dance takes center stage when the Bronx's own all-women Afro- Carribean drumming and dancing troupe, Retumba! share a program with the color and majesty of East African dance and drumming group Transworld Cultural Performance Arts Ensembles.
Wednesday, October 21, 8pm/Free
Unid@s in the Big Apple Teams up with BAAD!
FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE: POETAS AND WRITERS
A no holds barred celebration of Queer Latin@ poets and writers who experiment with style and breathe life into their words including Janis Astor Delvalle, Devon Gallegos, Rigoberto González, Karen Jaime, Mariposa, Ignacio Rivera, Roberto Santiago and Charlie Vázquez.
Thursday, October 22, 8pm - Free
Scholar and cultural warrior Lawrence La Fountain- Stokes discusses his new book, Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora, and shares the work of his subjects including choreographer Arthur Aviles, visual artist Erika Lopez and writer Manuel Ramos Otero and many other groundbreaking queer Puerto Ricans. Followed by a book signing.
Saturday, October 24, 8pm - Free
Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre's newest project
BAAD!'s own Arthur Aviles assembles an "A" list team to re-examine the classic movie "The Wizard of Oz" to transform it into a musical stage production that delves into the issues that queer young people face in "ghettos" as experienced through life of the young Maevicita who is coming of age and coming out in the old South Bronx. Come share this intimate invitation into the mind of an artist and his collaborators Retumba!, Elizabeth "Macha" Marrero and singer Mildred Ruiz. The evening will include theatre, dance, song and drumming. Followed by a Q&A with the participants.
Saturday, November 7, 8pm - $5-$25 suggested donations
Kwikstep and Rokafella host
ON THE REEL:
ALL THE LADIES SAY
Kwikstep and Rokafella, the dynamic duo of Hip Hop dance, present a special evening of music, jamming, art and a sneak peek screening of ALL THE LADIES SAY, Rokafella's a fresh new documentary that highlights the lives of six iconic female street dancers from San Jose, Atlanta, Miami and Chicago who've carved a niche in the physically challenging, male dominated breakdance world. Discussions about motherhood, sexual tension, femininity versus masculinity and the rap industry/mainstream images are a few of the themes explored by the documentary's main characters. The event includes performances by guest artists and photos by Vanessa Bahmani and Emily Lady Caprice. This event is a fundraiser to support the completion of the film and will be followed by an after party with an open jam.
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Thanks to our sponsors and supporters
BAAD!/AATT receive support from The NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, The Bronx Council on the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Carnegie Corporation, The Tides Foundation/Starry Night Fund, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Councilmember Maria del Carmen Arroyo, The Stonewall Foundation, The North Star Fund, Dance Theater Workshop's Outer/Space Grant, and private donations. BAAD! is a proud recipient of a 2006 Union Square Arts Award.
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Crowned "a funky and welcoming performance space" by The New York Times, BAAD! is an art, performance and cultural workshop space that presents cutting-edge and challenging works by established, evolving and emerging choreographers, playwrights, poets, musicians and visual and performing artists. BAAD! presents four annual festivals, BAAD! ASS WOMEN, THE BOOGIE DOWN DANCE SERIES, OUT LIKE THAT! and the BlakTino Performance Series. BAAD! celebrates the arts created by and featuring women, people of all colors and/or the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community.
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