Event Name: Anything But English

Date: Apr 20, 2018
Start Time: 07:30 pm
End Time: 09:30 pm
Event Type:
Cost: $10-$20
Contact Person: Patrick's Cabaret
Contact Phone: (612) 724-6273
Address: PANGEA WORLD THEATER STUDIO - 711 W Lake St # 101, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Event Website: http://patrickscabaret.org/event/anything-english-0
Contact Email: asalasde@macalester.edu

Patrick’s Cabaret and Pangea World Theater present…

Now in its third iteration, “Anything But English” is a multilingual cabaret about mother tongues, global appetites, and the ways we are lost and found in translation. This series has already presented 46 artists speaking 13 different languages. For a second year we partner with Pangea World Theater for this production curated by Margaret Ogas.

Alys Ayumi Ogura
Raving Native Productions (Marcie Rendon)
Sandjock Likinè
Meena Mangalvedhekar
La Curandera (Xochi de la Luna)

Curated and hosted by Margaret Ogas

Inspired by Marcus Young’s practice “Don’t You Feel It Too?,” the simple and beautiful act of dancing your inner nature in public places, dancer/choreographer Alys Ayumi Ogura invites other dancers onstage to share their spontaneous dances to music in other languages. Raving Native Productions, a project of writer Marcie Rendon, presents a short play in Ojibwe, an endangered language, by three Ojibwe speakers. Sandjock Likinè presents a multimodal interpretation of a graphic novel drawn from conversations with her father in Bàsàa, one of Cameroon’s 247 national languages, and one at risk of dying within a generation. Multidisciplinary digital and video artist Meena Mangalvedhekar’s performance “Yummygration Gossip” unpacks cultural connotations of an Indian kitchen, examining the struggle of an Indian potato recipe to make home in Minnesota. La Curandera, an interdimensional traveler character played by artist and producer Xochi de la Luna, creates a sonic landscape navigating border imperialism, diaspora, dysphoria due to lack of language, anti-colonialism, and depression. Spoken word phenom Dua employs a dialect of Arabic that includes echoes of the ancestral Sudani language Rutana, along with movement, to tell the story of a transmasculine boi grappling with a fear of softness, hardness, and duality.

$10 from participating artists
$10 (+ service charge) online
Sliding scale $12-20 at the door
Advanced tickets online at AnythingButEnglish2018.bpt.me or 1-800-838-3006

Produced by Patrick’s Cabaret
In partnership with Pangea World Theater
At Pangea World Theater Studio – 711 W Lake St # 101, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Season illustrations by Jared Maire

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