OF CAKE & VANITY: A Musical Painting by José Rivera Jr.

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OF CAKE & VANITY: A Musical Painting by José Rivera Jr.

Time: April 24, 2014 at 8:30pm to April 26, 2014 at 9:30pm
Location: The Shop Theater, 2nd Floor of NYU Tisch
Street: 721 Broadway
City/Town: New York, NY
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Phone: 9176799733
Event Type: performance
Organized By: Jose Rivera, Jr.
Latest Activity: Apr 16, 2014

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OF CAKE & VANITY: A Musical Painting
Featuring: Chris Andrae, Andrew Chung, Rebecca Hidalgo, Sam Im, José Rivera, Jr., and Lindsay Wolff

Conceived by José Rivera, Jr.
Choreography: José & the Cast
Sound Design: Will Johnson
Lighting Design: Alexis Durso
Live Video Art: Ryan Grippi, José Rivera, Jr., Ieva Urbaite, Austion Woolfolk, Shu Zhu

TICKETS: tinyurl.com/kcdzfdy

April 24th - 8:30pm
April 25th - 8:30pm
April 26th - 1pm, 9:30pm

OF CAKE & VANITY is a fairytale about a young boy, whose wish to be anyone but himself becomes a fantastic reality when he is consumed by the beast he is so obsessed with - a sexy, sweaty, gay body.   

A hybrid of Theater & Performance Art, this piece will consist of Dance created in collaboration with the Actors, Fashion, Original and Found Music (Acoustic into EDM), and Live Video Art.  

With themes in body image, identity, and physical/aesthetic perception, OF CAKE & VANITY will be an exploration of the homogenization of gay body culture, and how this all fits into the new insta-sex culture created by apps like Grindr, Scruff, Tinder etc.

OCV is a senior performance thesis at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Experimental Theater Wing.


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