2013 BAAD!ASS Women Festival Closing Night - Mother Tongue Monologues for Lesbian Ancestral Wives and Revolutionary Women Speaking the Unspeakable
Black Women's Blueprint presents Mother Tongue Monologues for Lesbian Ancestral Wives and Revolutionary Women Speaking the Unspeakable at BAAD! This event will draw you into deeper conversation about one of the most taboo subjects in Black sexual politicssame sex love and gender nonconformity. The Black lesbian in particular, who stands at the crossroads of two well-developed ideologies in America, one about women and one about "the Negro", remains a dangerous site saturated with the belief that female sexual energy deserves punishment. Mother Tongue Monologues continues to center the multilayered texture of Black women's lives as it rarely ever is. We will shatter the silence about the treatment of those considered by many to be "the least among us", objects of hypersexualization, media fodder, pornographic exploitation, ridicule and displaced anger, and challenge the dominant paradigm that insists on seeing only tragedy not only in lesbian existence, but in gay, transgender and any "other" who represents a threat to the patriarchal status-quo and tampers with the current state of Black sexual politics. A politics informed by a racist paradigm which has for centuries kept its foot on the necks of Black women, while confining men to a destructive code of masculinity that often undermines their very humanity. Transgender men and women, gender non-conformers and straight allies will also share center stage as a force to demand an end to domination.
SHOULD I SEE IT?
Yes! With beautiful imagery, evocative music and bold movement and choreography, poets, drummers, dancers and actors dramatizing and performing community will speak of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identities of people in Black communities that remain intensely controversial, and/or dismissed as insignificant aspects of their lives. The performance is affirming and a call to action. It is a must see for those seeking to build and strengthen communities in all their diversity.
CAN I BRING CHILDREN?
We have set the age limit at 14 or older. Some of the material may be unsettling to young viewers. However, we encourage guardians to use their own best judgment. Communication is key.
BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (View)
841 Barretto Street
Bronx, NY 10474
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|