Yackez (Larissa & Jon Velez-Jackson)
Give It To You Stage
Yackez (Larissa and Jon Velez-Jackson) debuts Give It To You Stage culminating the art-pop duo’s body of underground performances into a large-scale dance musical in two acts. The performance features their Queer pro-wrestling dance ensemble and a special appearance by older adults from Larissa’s citywide dance-fitness classes, creating a multi-generational interdisciplinary spectacle.
The Live Feed program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional residency for the development of Give It To You Stage is provided by the Watershed Lab residency at Mount Tremper Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space residency, Gibney Dance Center DIP residency, CUNY Queens College Drama Theater and Dance department in partnership with New York Live Arts and funds from Larissa Velez-Jackson’s Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award (2016).