ANTONIO RAMOS & THE GANGBANGERS – DANCE NEW YORK
THIRSTY MIND, LOVE & STARVATION SITTING IN A LONELY TREE
The gang fabricates a gloriously chaotic performance from shiny lies, physical hyperbole and naked flesh in an attempt to find the glitter trail to truth. With an eye towards exposing the invisible marketplace – where transactions are made in bodies and paid for in program notes – Ramos and his six Gang Bangers present exaggerated and abstracted characters created from personal neuroses dredged up through the labor of “making things.” Peter Richard’s video installation frames the live event with evidence of drug-induced source material, surveillance of the performers’ transformations and debris from all tomorrow’s parties, putting into question what truths are currently valued in the making and performing of live dance.
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JUNE 2ND - JUNE 4TH @ 8PM
Dancers: Luke Miller, Rebecca Wender, Darrin Wright, Alvaro Gonzalez, Adele Loux-Turner, Rennie Lachlan McDougall, Antonio Ramos.
…boldly display their naked bodies in the face of moral codes and social norms, questioning our virtual existences that are often constructed by false or contrived circumstances and appearances.
This work is clever as hell... sheer beauty and style and, sometimes in Ramos himself, a kind of ancient classical heroism.
EVA YAA ASANTEWAA
This is a discription
By using performance to display the body in states of innocence, vulnerability, ecstasy and irreverence, I humbly offer an antidote to the ubiquitous messages of violence, greed, hubris, and fear that bleed into the collective consciousness through an insatiable consumption of media.
I intentionally create Dances that push limits and ask questions about the roles our bodies play in personal and political spaces. In the face of moral codes and social norms, why is the beauty of the unclothed body so easily dismissed as obscene?
My work, straddling both high and low art, is an attempt to rally against the censorship of nudity by the so-called civilizing forces that police our virtual and actual arenas.
Dancer and Coreographer
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COQUETA ZINNIA FIERCE GLAMOROUS DIVINE INTERVENTION
From the House of Bella
Need some administration in ur messy closset she will fixed all. She flu from a volacano her strength is a mix of and solidarity passion love... dont step on her wrong shoe and u will see her fierce angerrrrrrrrr.
From the House of Iceland
Amazonia was born in a really cold country she is been around the gang bangers for the longest time ,strong ad the biggest drag heart she will deliver ur babies safe and warm :)
CHAMELEON PHINEX CHARMAINE RAINBOW
From the House of Justice
Smart as fox this bitch will cut ur troat in a second yeah yeah is dramartic but so truue wants true colours of ur rainbow to b reveal ask her and juust like wonder woman lace she will tell u ur real colors ...
VALENTINA FANCE EVANGELISTA CALIENTE
From the House of Spice
Sweet lady from the valley of Dolls look at her in the eyes and she will burst rays of love taste her sweet scent and she will poison u happy dance moves u will die dancing for ur LIFE chante chasse...
SHEWONDA SHEYONCE COLONIC
From the House of Clean (NNNOOTTT!)
Gurl that is always spilling the beans do not get loud on her she will slap ur face with 5678 step a hug from mama bear and she will put u a sleep with some masculine arm pit smell ...