Emily Oliveira presents "DELILAH (What is Love? Baby Don’t Hurt Me)"
About this Show
A fabulous live band and choreographed backup dancers will bring an evening of sappy love songs, sappier call-in segments, and the divine wisdom of Delilah Rene Luke to a special late night show at Dixon Place. Performance artist Emily Oliveira (unaware of the show’s songs and text until the night of the show) will lead the festivities guided only by a recording of the selected episode of Delilah played through a pair of headphones, and her knowledge of soft rock love songs. DELILAH (What is Love? Baby Don’t Hurt Me) will perform through her, with her; it will reenact the act of love song transubstantiation that Delilah performs five nights a week for her over 8 million listeners. DELILAH is a séance and a mass, a continuous dialogue with and through Delilah and Love (both transcendent and saccharine). Delilah speaks; we listen.
About the Artist
Emily Oliveira is a Brooklyn-based performance artist, sculptor, and costume designer. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her performance works include Luna! Luna! Luna! (Granoff Center), LAS VOCES (Granoff Center), I Am One of Them and So Are You (Brown University), Everything Happens for a Reason (Judson Memorial Church, Panoply Performance Lab). Her costumes have been seen at the Judson, Center for Performance Research, Theatre for the New City, and Invisible Dog. Images and contact information can be found at emilyaoliveira.tumblr.com