JUNE 19th – CHAKRA CABARET – A Musical Celebration of Spirituality, Queerness, and Revolutionary Consciousness

June 19th

8pm

Chakra Cabaret


at Le Petit Versailles

346 East Houston Street (Avenues B & C )

(212)529-8815

http://www.lpvtv.blogspot.com

petitversailles@earthlink.net

F / V trains to Second Ave. Walk east on Houston St.

J / M trains to Delancey. Walk northeast to Houston St.


FREE/Voluntary Donation.   Rain or Shine.

 

A
Celebration
of Spirituality, Queerness, and Revolutionary Consciousness


“Hosted by musical metaphysicist Dingles
and to the eminent Tranimals Alaska Thunderfuck and Bizzy, pays homage and contributes to the radical queer arts community, continuing expressions of honesty and vulnerability that are often laid under labels of “Art,” “sexual freedom,” and other ideological, aesthetic, and social stances that mask and add layers of disconnection and posturing between our clans and tribes.”

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:Queer expression is evolving. In the 21st century, it seems to become more important that we consider how we identify and what our attachments are in ourselves and to others, familiar and stranger alike. Queer spirituality—a self-collected and individual collections and experiences of myths, symbols, and adoptions of the world’s many spiritual-metaphysical-philosophical traditions for creative expression over many millennia and many cultural paths—is another equally important theme. Individual and communal experiences that bond sisters and brothers in this time of paradigm shifts of many dimensions and worldly uncertainties, we believe, are vitally important.

This performance, hosted by musical metaphysicist Dingles and to the eminent Tranimals Alaska ThunderfuckBizzy, pays homage and contributes to the radical queer arts community, continuing expressions of honesty and vulnerability that are often laid under labels of “Art,” “sexual freedom,” and other ideological, aesthetic, and social stances that mask and add layers of disconnection and posturing between our clans and tribes. While “Performativity,” “Camp,” and other importantly queer manners of social interaction should be prized as traditions that have made powerful contributions to queers and others beyond our community, it is important that we regularly allow ourselves to become vulnerable, laugh lovingly at our foibles and fuck-ups, and cultivate bonds that last in times of hardship, and offer the needed support that will allow us to flourish through many difficult changes in how we will best related to one another.

The seven chakras act as our overarching metaphor, for it covers major dimensions and rites of human and supra-human experience. These explorations are at times overtly self-critical, while the greater experience of the evening is even more overtly affirmative. With each “Color,” we utilize multiple modes of interaction between performers and audience members where all are challenged to consider how metaphors and aspects of each chakra play various roles in lives and encourage us to take hold of benevolent spiritualities as powerful tools of change.

Some of the important issues confronted in the various charkas are:

RED: Community, support, ideas of “family,” communal materialism

ORANGE: Sensual pleasure, emotions, interpersonal relationships, revenge

YELLOW: Individual confidence, power, materialism, image and body

GREEN: Vulnerability. unconditional Love, altruism, lessoning suffering

BLUE: Voice, Integrity, Personal Truths, Self-Expression, Language

VIOLET: Intellect, rationality, intuition; Mind as Control Center or Receiver?

WHITE: Embracing spirituality, integration, wisdom, Eternity, Bliss

Le Petit Versailles was created in 1996 by community neighbors. It is a GreenThumb garden and a project of Allied Productions, Inc., a non profit arts organization. LPV provides a green oasis for meditation and relaxation dedicated to fostering the interest of all segments of the community in the arts, broadening and enriching the general public through performances, screenings, workshops.

LPV events are made possible by:
Allied Productions, Inc., Citizens for NYC, Green Thumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation & NYC Board of Education

Film & Exhibition support from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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