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In Performance: Vaginal Davis Is Speaking From The Diaphragm (NYC)

Vaginal Davis Is Speaking From The Diaphragm
Performance Space 122

Saturday, May 15 – Thursday, May 27
Wed – Sat at 8pm, Sun at 6pm
Late Shows at 10pm: Saturday, May 22 + Thursday, May 27

An episodic series of performance that dissects the heyday of 1970s American daytime television chat and variety programs, taking the format of legendary talk shows like The Mike Douglas Show and Dinah!, which starred lesbian icon Dinah Shore. Never fear – VAGINAL DAVIS isn´t assimilating into the mainstream entertainment complex – she’s autopsying a TV staple, and re-animating it with a pantheon of live and Skype guests from various worlds of literature, dance, theatre, film and art; guests with whom she has intersected in her over 30 year career as a performance and live artist, writer and cultural raconteur.

With “Guest McMahons” downtown treasure CARMELITA TROPICANA and JENNIFER MILLER, the famed bearded lady of Circus Amok (and 2008 Ethyl Eichelberger Award Winner), audiences can expect ten different days of the unexpected, the unusual and the sublime.

— Rotating Nightly Guest Stars confirmed as of April 19, 2010 —
FASHION POWERHOUSES: Rick Owens & Michelle Lamy, and Pierrot;
CULTURE GUARD: Guy Trebay, Bruce Benderson, Joe E. Jefferies, Glenn Belverio, Jose Munoz, Marc Seigel, Jennifer Doyle, John Edward Hayes & Zazie De Paris;
FILM GLITTERATTI: Bruce LaBruce, Michel Auder, Susanne Sachsse, Uzi Parnes & Ela Troyano, Jackie Raynal of Zanzibar Film Group;
MUSCIAL PRODIGIES: Gio Black Peter, Joel Gibb of the band The Hidden Cameras, Jaime Stewart of XIU XIU, Kembra Pfahler of The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Glen Meadmore, Carol Pope;
ART STARS & PERFORMANCE LEGENDS: Bibbe Hansen & Sean Carillo, Billy Miller, Justin Bond, Annie Sprinkle, Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny, Mashinka Firunts & Jeremy J F Thompson, and Julie Tolentino;

Design and Production by Jonathan Berger in collaboration with Sarah Marcy and Joshua Lubin-Levy, Alexander Hollenbach, and Julia Rexon. Video by Jean Kim. Sound by Jason Martin.

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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