This evening is a performative experience looking at the marriage of one’s masculine and feminine sides, as well as a celebration/love letter to women, from a gay man. It will be presented by The Ruby Street wedding chapel and will be split into 3 parts: Cocktail Hour, complete with large scale art installations, CerePhony, complete with new movement/dance theater performances, and Reception.
When the Supreme Court passed marriage equality, the LGBT community celebrated the Love Wins movement. However, with the government pulling resources from arts and women's health as well as outwardly supporting initiatives that undermine freedom for all, has Love truly won? This state of the union has choreographer and movement artist Andrew Pearson questioning his own part in the feminist movement and the expression of universal Love. Complete with interactive installations, a live dance-theater performance, and social gathering, this event will put audiences up against their own ideas of love, partnership, and gender.
Hosted by the historic Ruby Street chapel of Highland Park and produced by Dev Bajaj.
This is an age 21+ event.
The evening will be filmed for promotional purposes.
6:30pm - Doors Open
7 - 8pm - Cocktail Hour, Sponsored by Religion Tequila and Dearly Beloved Wines
With interactive instillations by Mary Margaret Groves and Photo Booth by Divine Productions
8-9pm - Cere-Phony
Presentation of new works by Andrew Pearson, performed by Andrew and Tiffany Sweat
9-10pm - Reception/Redemption
Continue to enjoy the space and dance!
The development of these works have been made possible by:
The Pennington Dance Group SPACE GRANT @ ARC Pasadena
and the Z. Clark Branson Foundation
Rosanna Gamson’s Terra Nova Residency
and The Movement Dance Project.