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What’s On (Calgary): Untitled Feminist Show – Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company (NYC)

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What’s On (Calgary): Untitled Feminist Show – Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company (NYC)

UFS-photoUNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW

Young Jean Lee’s Theatre Company (New York)
January 15th-18th, 2015 – Call 403-205-2922 for tix

Presented by: Theatre Junction and One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre
Part of the 29th annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts

“… one of the more moving and imaginative works I have ever seen on the American stage. . . Lee’s universe is so emotionally complete that I yearned to be part of her utopia.” – The New Yorker

An exquisitely flamboyant illustration of the performance of gender which we all negotiate every moment of every day, Young Jean Lee’s UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW is a visceral exploration of varying feminist paradigms. Six charismatic stars of the downtown New York theatre, dance, cabaret, and burlesque worlds come together in a blend of comic vignettes, contemporary dance sequences, and evocative video images. With an absence of words (and clothes) the performers enact and subvert every stereotype, caricature, archetype and construction of women that both reveal and challenge the viewers’ assumptions about gender politics. An ecstatic celebration of choice – both as a reclamation of the power of historical “female” gender roles and as a pioneering vision of a feminist utopia, UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW is an energetic meditation on issues of gender in our culture.

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