november, 2018

This is a repeating event

09nov8:00 pm9:30 pmMy People

Event Details

My People is a movement conversation between two queer human bodies of color.

This multimedia performance by Corian Ellisor and Alex Abarca explores identity in relationship to family. (Birth and Chosen) With the use of dance, theater, music, costumes and film a nonlinear narrative gleans perspective on how these close affiliations tie into making us the humans we are.

We as family members are consciously and unconsciously making choices that are based upon our learned knowledge from the most influential people in our lives. Being a part of the queer community, our chosen family can have more of an impact on our everyday lives. We are usually outcast from our birth families and seek shelter and comfort in those who can relate to our own struggles.

My People gives a peek inside what it is like when one is considered “other” and how we rely our family to help navigate situations in a hostile sociopolitical climate. The performance elevates the story of marginalized communities and how they continue to persevere.


Corian Ellisor