Raja Feather Kelly : WEDNESDAY (RCA In-Process)
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WEDNESDAY (RCA In-Process)
Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory search for the true motivations and outcome behind the bank robbery in the 1975 cinematic-drama Dog Day Afternoon. WEDNESDAY dismantles the film by re-centering the story on Liz Eden, for whom the character Leon in the fllm is loosely based, and the reason why the character Sonny conspires to rob a bank: to fund Eden’s sex change [sic].
The in-process showing will feature performers Amy Gernux, Alexandria Giroux, Sara Gurevich, Collin Kelly, Kalin Imar, AJ Parr, Amy Hoang, Christofer Medina, Nikkie Samreth, x senn yuen Rance, and Liam McLaughlin. There will be a post-performance discussion between Kelly and a special guest moderator, writer Kate Bornstein.
Kate Bornstein serves as Raja Feather Kelly’s mentor through Queer Art Mentorship.
Raja Feather Kelly is the 2019 – 2020 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA). Raja has also been awarded a New York Dance Performance “Bessie” Award, a Bessie Schonberg Fellowship at The Yard, a DanceWEB Scholarship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Choreography Fellowship, a HERE Arts Fellowship, 2018 Creator-in-Residence at Kickstarter, and a Choreography Fellowship at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU. Join us for this special work in progress showing of the new work that Raja is developing to premiere in Fall of 2020.