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Arien Wilkerson / TNMOT AZTRO

Quick Center for the Arts - Artist In Residence - Arien Wilkerson - September 13 – 24, 2019

World Premiere  Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12 noon, 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Fairfield University 

1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824

Lovepiece, a 30-minute dance and multimedia installation, is about the work it takes to build a healthy relationship with yourself, uncovering the process of healing from rejection, hate, poverty, and humiliation within black/brown queer romantic relationships. Spontaneous, erotic, queer, open-ended, club and Latin American-inspired melodramas, paired with transgressive experiential outlooks on love, take the audience through the lens of queer people of color and their relationships, specifically the dichotomy between black and Latino queer relationships, and the exchange of culture with attachments to the harboring feelings of wanting to be accepted, wanting to be in financially stable relationships, being “out” in public, being young and HIV positive, and being put on a pillory for your own personal act of love. The work features an original live score from artist, domsentfrommars, Karim, Rome, Zach Rowden, lighting collaborator Jon - Paul LaRocco and stage design by Joesph McCarthy.

Pay What You Decide – a social experiment in which we ask you to value your artistic experience.

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Lovepiece - Community Performance & Discussion 

Arien Wilkerson / TNMOT AZTRO

Friday, September 20th 2019 - Kamora’s Cultural Corner - 1023 Albany Ave Hartford CT 06112

7:30pm - Followed by a community discussion - Free!

Kamora’s Cultural Corner will host Arien Wilkerson/ TNMOT AZTRO for their premiere of a special version of their oeuvre “Lovepiece.” After the performance there will be a community conversation on queerness with topics drawn directly from the show. Tnmot Aztro and KCC are targeting black leaders in the North end on cultural competency in the queer community by inviting the public to have discourse and education on sex working, HIV, coming out in the POC community, queer violence, being queer and poor, and safety. 

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This performance is sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven through a partnership with the Connecticut Office of the Arts.