Queer New York International Arts Festival 2013

time: 23.10.2013. - 3.11.2013.
place: New York, USA
organiser: Domino
This month New York City will host festival organized and produced by Croatia NGO Domino, so far known for successful projects such as Queer Zagreb and perforations, with more than twenty performances at eight crucial cultural venues.

The second edition of the Queer New York International Arts Festival—a festival of contemporary performance and visual art that explores and broadens the concept of “queer” (in) art—will take place from Wednesday, October 23 through Sunday, November 3.

The 2013 festival features an exciting lineup of some of the most innovative artists of our time, many of whom are presenting their work in New York for the first time. QNYIA 2013 is produced and curated by Zvonimir Dobrović and the late André von Ah.

The Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIA) was created to expand the parameters of reading all that queer performance can be and mean. The concept proposes a reinvented definition of queer that can serve as a wider platform for excellence in the arts, one that is capable of tracking, discovering, and interpreting new trends. In addition to challenging societal norms and artistic practices, the festival repositions queerness by presenting artists whose work deals not only with gender and identity (i.e., expected queer issues), but with a wider range of personal, social, and aesthetic phenomena inside this new container for otherness.

Over two weeks QNYIA will present 20 dance, theater, music, installation, and visual arts productions. The first week features performances by Bulgarian performance artist Ivo Dimchev, Italian-based artist collective Sineglossa, New York performance and nightlife stars Shane Shane and Heather Litteer, UAE and New York-based visual-performance artist CHOKRA, American playwright Dan Fishback, German choreographer Antonia Baehr, Poland-based artist collective SUKA OFF, Brazilian performance and visual artist Gabriela Mureb, visual and performance artist Antoni Karwowski from Poland, and choreographer-performer Raimund Hoghe from Germany. The second week features performances by dance artist Bruno Isaković from Croatia, Portland-based visual artist and writer Daniel Duford, Croatian experimental circus duo Room 100, artist Bojana Radulović from Montenegro, choreographer-dancer Eisa Jocson from the Philippines, Colombia-based installation/performance artist Guillermo Riveros, and choreographer Ângelo Madureira from Brazil. The festival also includes the Queer Art New Music Series, with performances by M LamarMax SteeleEnid Ellen, and Nath Ann Carrara; a film screening and talkback with David Weissman; and a series of discussions and other public programs.

(Source: QNYIAF)