Women to Orgasm in Venice Beach Dance Performance
Photo by Paul Antico, courtesy of the artist
You know you've experienced it, talked about it or even watched it somewhere along the line, but Christine Suarez DanceTheater is taking female orgasm and, together with an intergenerational group of women, she's presenting dance theater about it in the ecologically-sound Eco Cottages this Friday and Saturday nights on the Venice Beach.
Suarez calls Wet Spots: The Story Project a collection of miniature dances about the female orgasm. These are revealed to small groups of viewers as they are guided through the non-traditional performance spaces by the ocean. Each of the rooms offers an intimate experience of dance, micro-theater, audio installation and food (what is an orgasm without something to eat?) as hilarious to heartbreaking secrets are uncovered. Though all of the nine performers are female (Meg Wolfe, Pat Payne, Bonnie Lavin, Waewdao Sirisook, Lailye Weidman, Caitlan Brewer, Kai Hazelwood and April Rose Wilson), the original music and sound design is by Joel Stein, lighting design is by Tony Mulanix and costumes are created by Doug Spesert. Interesting choices . . . . It looks like Suarez invited men to help the women to achieve their goals, perhaps a feminist statement in and of itself. And all of this in a highly competitive election year!
Because of the intimacy of these events, please be aware that the escorted tours begin every fifteen minutes (beginning at 7 pm and the last one leaves at 9:15pm) and reservations are necessary.
Ms Suarez has relocated to LA from New York where her work had been presented throughout the downtown performance nexus, as well as in the outer boroughs, Georgia, Louisiana and Indiana. Here, her work has been presented at Highways, REDCAT and Anatomy Riot. This weekend of pleasure by the sea looks like something not to be missed! Breathe deeply!!