Queer New York International Arts Festival

From the press release:

Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYI) is a new festival of contemporary performance and visual art that explores and broadens the concept of “queer (in) art.” The festival aims to dispel preconceived and stereotyped notions of “queer,” and provides a platform for expanding the discourse about artistic practices. The festival is presented in partnership with the Abrons Arts Center — QNYI’s hub, with additional events presented at The Invisible Dog Art Center and The Impossible Project.

At a glance, here are the possible shows with male nudity:

Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte, known by many as les enfants terribles of the Italian theater scene, bring their acclaimed work Macadamia Nut Brittle. The play, based on text by Dennis Cooper, frames four performers in a desperate waiting game. Searching for love within an impossible world, the characters are faced with the choice of self-discovery or self-reinvention, and the risk of losing control.

June 7, 2012 – June 8, 2012
8 pm
Abrons Arts Center Playhouse

Tadasu Takamine presents his controversial video/performance installation, Kimura-San. Mr. Kimura was a victim of the Morinaga arsenic milk poisoning who lost complete use of his arms, legs, and mouth. Takamine was Kimura’s caretaker for five years, and filmed himself caring for Kimura, including aiding in the satisfaction of his sexual needs.

June 7, 2012 – June 10, 2012
9:30 pm
Underground Theater

François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea are young dancer-choreographers who have been working together since 2005. They have collaborated with some of the stars of the European dance scene such as Gilles Jobin, Mark Tomkins, Mathilde Monnier, and Boris Charmatz, among others. Their work Paquerette deals with penetration as a (choreo)graphic and dance moment. Moving beyond the idea of penetration as a form of interaction or source of sexual pleasure, the dance uses penetration to create a new set of restrictions and liberties imposed upon the body.

QNYI’s website: www.queerny.org.

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