October 13 14 | 20.00
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Choir of the Slain (Part XX) is the second installment of the eponymous evening-length opera created by Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa: A live song and dance activation from bed. The performance plays with multiplicitous states of being idle. Protesting the power relations of the night, which deprive people of color of rest, Sosa and Acosta create a choir, soothe and still waters, animating lace front units, bedroom negligé and other gender and sound practices.
Acclaimed scholar and Multi-Award winner Fannie Sosa is an internationally applauded interdisciplinary artist and activist. Texts by Fannie Sosa include “A White Institutions Guide For Welcoming Artists Of Color And Their Audiences”, “Pleasurable MOONStruation”, “The Origins Of Patriarchy” and “Bio-Hack is Black”. Their performance work has been produced by Tate Modern, Matadero Madrid, and Wiener Festwochen. Through their social justice work, Sosa has provided professional development trainings and consultancy for Performance Space New York, Mousonturm and Tate Modern.
Navild Acosta is a Creative Capital Artist, Disability Futures Fellow and an internationally acclaimed artist and activist based in Berlin. Being transgender, queer and black-dominican has inspired his community based work. Navild's written work is featured in Performance Journal, VICE, Brooklyn Magazine, Apogee Journal, BOMB Magazine. Navild's performance works have debuted at Matadero Madrid, Tate Modern, Tanz im August and Kunst-Werke Institut, Wiener Festwochen, The David Roberts Art Foundation, The Kimmel Center, MOMA PS1, Studio Museum, New Museum. Navild has collaborated with Alicia Keys, Fannie Sosa, BEARCAT, Lyle Ashton-Harris & Ralph Lemon.
BY AND WITH Navild Acosta, Fannie Sosa, Guest performers
Choir of the Slain (XX) is a production by Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa in cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Creative Capital and USA Artists Disability Futures Fund. The guest performance is Berlin is funded by the Capital Cultural Fund within the framework of the festival Risk and Resilience. With friendly support of Performance Space New York. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung.