Almodóvar Dystopia Antonio Ramos
About This Show
With his personal Queer-Puerto-RicanCha-Cha-Heels-Shaman identity as a point of departure, choreographer Antonio Ramos explores themes related to gender diversity and ‘sub-class’ conflicts. Using their personal stories and identities, the company creates exaggerated personas that explore the challenges, anxieties and neurosis that the process of making dance conjures. By aligning, juxtaposing and smashing these characters up against each other in an environment full of glamour and decadence, Ramos’ penetrating movement vocabulary creates a shockingly hysterical world evocative of Almodóvar’s most outrageous characters.
About the Artist
Antonio Ramos is a dancer, choreographer and certified body work practitioner from Puerto Rico whos current work has been presented at American Realness, The Center for Performance Research, Jack and Museo del Barrio. He is currently a resident artist at Gibney Dance and Dancespace Project. Ramos is the artistic director and choreographer for Antonio Ramos & the Gang Bangers.
This Dixon Place commission is made possible, in part, with public funds from NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov Andrew Cuomo & the NY State Legislature, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and private funds from the Jerome Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation. and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Fridays and Saturdays, Sept 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 7:30
$21 in advance
$24 at the door
Featuring Antonio Ramos and the gang Bangers
Collaborators/ Dancers: Luke Miller, Darin Wright, Alvaro Gonzalez, Shatelle Jackson, Sarah White Ayon, Antonio Ramos
Costume Designer: Claire Fleury
Composer: Miguel Gutierrez