Un-becoming Ailey:

Constructing a Creative and Feminist Trans*masculinity

By Daniel B. Coleman Chávez

Chosen Submission, LGBTQI Performance Commission sponsored by the  Provost’s Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Life

Un-becoming Ailey is a six-month rigorous durational performance project. Working with his trained *black* dancing body, as a performance artist, Daniel will work through old body memories of injury and forcing left over from his dance career to begin a new phase of "movement." Archiving the process using photography, video and live performance, and poetry, he will transform his body through movement practices modeled after and inspired by male African American dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and explore the creation of spiritual, energetic, and health habits and practices that encourage whole-body wellness as a state of being rather than a physical goal to achieve. Among many questions asked by this work is how can re-defining masculinity in trans*ness also be about generating physical spiritual proximity to black movement traditions?


Friday, March 30th at 8:00pm

Saturday, March 31st 2018 at 8:00pm





Studio 6

Swain Hall


*Tickets are free and only available at the door*

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