niv Acosta and iele paloumpis (ACG ’10) present gender < moving: queer bodies/home, an evening of multi-disciplinary performance pieces by a cast of trans-identified performers investigating how their individual experiences as trans and genderqueer artists inform their choreography. Join niv Acosta, iele paloumpis, Jai Arun Ravine and Geppetta at Studio 34 | Yoga | Healing | Arts on Friday, June 25 at 8:00PM, admission is FREE.
gender < moving: queer bodies/home will show diversity of thought and perspective, highlight trans performers, and challenge transphobia and other forms of discrimination, particularly as it relates to the contemporary dance world. A post-performance discussion will follow.
Studio 34 | Yoga | Healing | Arts is located on 4522 Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia.
niv Acosta is a trans-fag dance maker and mover. Niv is a first generation american born via the dominican republic. he was kicked out of California Institute of the Arts in 2008 for not conforming and being a rebel… he is continuing on this path by reclaiming art making for himself.
iele paloumpis is a trans/queer dancer, choreographer, video artist and teacher. In addition to creating work, iele has had the opportunity to dance for a wide range of performance artists including Ashley Anderson, Devynn Emory, J. Makery, Jen McGinn, Sebastienne Mundheim, Emily Wexler and Nina Winthrop. In 2006, iele graduated from Hollins University with a B.A. in Dance and English. iele’s work has been shown through Dance Conversations at the Flea, Movement Research at Judson Church (NY), The Loft (MD), Hollins Fall Dance Gathering (VA), Studio Series at Studio 34, FLUXspace and the 2009 GLBT Arts Festival (PA). Other interests include trans feminism, community building, sustainability, love, sex and antique furniture.
Jai Arun Ravine is a trans-identified, multi-disciplinary writer, dancer, visual and performing artist of mixed Thai and white descent who has previously published and presented work under the names Alysha Wood and Woo Wood. Jai received an MFA in Writing & Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hollins University. Jai is a proud Kundiman Fellow.
Geppetta (Adelaide Windsome) is a transgender puppeteer, queer fabulist, and art educator based in Philadelphia. From fabric scraps, spools of thread, recycled paint, and piles of cardboard, Geppetta crafts inventive and delightful stories into puppet theater, multimedia art, and musical interludes. Her works advocates that language needs (at times) to be poetic, cryptic, and never shy from whimsy when confronting complex subjects (and objects). Geppetta tours frequently as an independent artist as well as with the Tranny Roadshow and The Femme Show. She is a principle organizer with the Trans-Genre project.