Acts of Kinship: Multisensory Performance
Saturday, November 6, 12 – 3 pm
In this practice-based workshop, Doctora Xingona will lead participants through multisensory writing, sound, and performance exercises to cultivate kinship, coalitional healing, and collective liberation for queer, nonbinary, and trans artists of color. Participants will be invited (but not required) to offer witnessing and/or to interweave their voices and art pieces into the evening concert containing excerpts from Doctora Xingona’s award-winning performance, Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera.
Quiero Volver/ I want to return...
A concert featuring music and poetry from Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera
Saturday, November 6, 7 pm
Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera is a multisensory performance altar for queer, nonbinary, and trans artists of color to convene and manifest futures. In this ritual gathering, an ensemble of guides offer multi-sensory meditations on motherlessness and loss, resisting violence and oppression, and building chosen family. Quiero Volver centers transcendence, kinship, coalitional healing, and collective liberation. The performance features Doctora Xingona's original music and poemscript for ensemble performance, and documentary portraits from the BridgeSong Series, an intersectional, virtual liberation convening for artists to build coalitions for planetary healing and transformation
Doctora Xingona's ancestors bloom in her/their voice. Her/their songs roar an otherworldly fire against oppression, exalt queer love and liberation, and create a gripping atmosphere for healing. An expansive multimedia artist and educator, Doctora Xingona's music, poetry, performances, films, and gatherings center transcendence, kinship, and the co-liberation and nourishment of queer, nonbinary, and trans artists of color. They have been awarded grants from New England Foundation for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and Mass MoCA, Massachusetts Assembly/ArtPlace America. Doctora Xingona's debut album--Ser Artista--a roaring, genderqueer, Xtra-terrestrial, Xicanx collection of songs produced by SEth Glier--is slated for release in September of 2021.