"Hyperbolic! (The Last Spectacle)" by Monstah Black
About This Show
Choreographer, musician, club superstar & 2015 Tommy Award winner Monstah Black is “amazing, really” (NYTimes). Monstah’s genre-crossing, provocative work returns to the Dixon Place stage, creating the centerpiece of the 2016 HOT! Festival, our annual celebration of LGBTQ culture.
Using music, dance, theater & fashion as main ingredients for a sensual feast, HYPERBOLIC! (The Last Spectacle) imagines the very last party on earth. The spectacular, musical noir evening of post-apocalyptic pretty-glam gore, oozes sensual debauchery, greed, disgust, mistrust & laughter.
This Dixon Place commission is made possible with public funds from NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov Andrew Cuomo & the NY State Legislature, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, & private funds from The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Peg Santvoord Foundation, The Jerome Foundation & Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
About the Artist
Monstah Black is a multi-disciplinary performing artist & educator. He has taught & performed internationally with various dance companies, as well as with his own work. His eclectic movement style fuses his training in ballet, modern, jazz & improvisation with urban dance elements, including voguing & house dance. Monstah has received numerous awards including The Tom Murrin Performance Award, Franklin Furnace Fund, BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program, The District of Columbia Commission on The Arts & Humanities, Career Transitions for Dancers, Topaz Arts Center & NYSCA. Monstah’s work has garnered extensive support from New York organizations including The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, The Field, Dance New Amsterdam & New York Live Arts. He holds an MFA in New Media Art & Performance from Long Island University & his dance film project Cotton is currently being fiscally sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts.
Photo Credit: Charles Meacham
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