MELTED RIOT: SPECTRA(L) uses tactics rooted in dance, punk music, durational performance, and visual art to investigate the effects peaceful and violent forms of support and sabotage have on the bodies, minds, and spirits of the transgender and queer community. Inspired by the Stonewall Riots of 1969, seances and apocalyptic cinema, this Gender Tender performance event happens on the summer solstice celebrating the longest day of the year and the journey we travel physically and spiritually from the darkness into the light.
SPECTRA(L) features The Gender Tender Experiment, the collaborative band iteration of Gender Tender started by Fox (band director, dancer + drummer) during the darkest days of the pandemic with his household pod: artist collaborators Will Courtney (vocals, dancer), Moonyeka (vocals, dancer) and Otto (saxophone, bass, synth). Inspired by the restrictions of the pandemic the band channels messages from QT ancestors and predicts the future via photographs taken during the Stonewall Riots in 1969. This event will not only feature the band but will feature guest appearances from longtime and brand new Gender Tender artist collaborators of all disciplines.
June 21 – Summer Solstice
Doors at 7pm
Performance at 8pm
Post-Show Socializing 9:30-10pm
Tickets ($29 per show, $67 full festival) here.