The creative duo of choreographer Maya Soto and composer Nico Tower present Beautiful Carcass. An alluring carnival for the senses, Beautiful Carcass pulses with energy, rage, and honesty. A production for the #metoo movement, it is an act of resistance and a course of healing. Featuring a cast of nine womxn dancers, Beautiful Carcass creates a bewitching world that examines the complexities of living in a female assigned body. Soto and Tower juxtapose hyper-glamorized and banal imagery to explore a tangled web of shame, pride, humor, despair, isolation, and camaraderie.
A dark menagerie of powerful contemporary dance and haunting theatrical imagery, Beautiful Carcass reflects the interplay between objectific...ation and empowerment as the dancers navigate a world rife with an insidious desire to capture and own beauty. In this candid ensemble performance, nine contemporary dancers bring their experiences as Queer, Cis, Hispanic, African American, Asian American and first generation womxn to the stage. Their individual stories weave together to paint a broader picture of how, throughout history and across cultures, the female assigned form has been simultaneously revered and abused. Using the lenses of intersectional feminism and surrealist fantasy, Beautiful Carcass shines light on womxn’s issues and opens a thought-provoking dialogue about what it means to live in a female assigned body today.
Beautiful Carcass is TeenTix eligible! Teens with a TeenTix pass may purchase tickets at the door for $5. Two for $10 Sundays are also available at the door, on Sunday May 13 and 20.