Estimada Gente Guagüera,
Donald Trump talks a lot about “Bad Hombres”, defining latino masculinity to elicit fear and build his power.
How can Latino men and boys choose to publicly and positively define ourselves? How do women and girls want to see masculinities actualized in our social world? Are there elements of latin@ traditions of machismo and marianismo that we can cherish, celebrate and reform to serve an agenda of gender equality?
I think we need an ongoing public dialogue about these and other related questions. ¡Caballeros! is my part contribution to that conversation.
Come join the conversation this weekend when “¡Caballeros!”, my Bomba/dance/hiphop exploration of latino masculinities, featuring Wilson La Antigua of Bombayo, will presented by Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center as a part of a diverse program called “Sorpresas”:
248 W 60th St, Friday April 5th 8pm, Saturday April 6th two shows: 3pm and 8pm
After the Saturday 3pm show, Wilson and I will participate in a talkback conversation about ¡Caballeros!, facilitated by Jinah Parker asking: What do we want from masculinity?
Here’s a trailer for ¡Caballeros!: youtube.com/watch?v=NsfWszUoigw
I’m also performing in 3 of Annabella’s whimsical, passionate and lovely dances.
Tickets: manhattanmovement.com/calendar or at the door $25 adult, $15 student/dancer.