the feath3r theory presents: Andy Warhol’s DRELLA (I love you Faye Driscoll) is a movement-based drag performance essay inspired by Andy Warhol’s alter ego “Drella” — a contraction of Dracula and Cinderella, envisioned by Warhol Superstar Ondine. Beyond the focus on Warhol’s legacy, Raja Feather Kelly’s interest is in addressing his concerns with identity, sexuality and self-worth. In his vogue-ballet, Kelly creates a surreal world; a gender-bending, race-shifting, multi-medium “artsploitation” in response to today’s consumer culture, and celebrity worship. It is the latest in the choreographer’s Warhol-driven series leading to a final staging of the feath3r theory presents: ‘WHO’S AFRAID OF ANDY WARHOL?’
Concept and direction: Raja Feather Kelly; Original music: Tito Ramsey; Lighting design: Zephan Ellenbogen; Make-up: Tinna Empera; Photography: Andy Toad; Filmography: Laura Snow; Choreography and performance: Raja Feather Kelly with Amy Gernux, Yvonne Hernandez, Nik Owens, Rachel Pritzlaff, Rebecca Hite-Teicheira, Connor Voss, and Benjamin Wolk.
This piece was created in part by Dance New Amsterdam’s DNA presents, and Artist In Residence Program as well as at the Bates Dance Festival as a part of the 2013 Emerging Choreographer Program.
Thursday, December 12 + Friday, December 13
Running time approximately 70 minutes without intermissions
The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.
Friday, December 13
9pm till late
Jarro, 68 Bergen St.
with DJ Patrick Robbins
Hosted By Drella and Dusty Shoulders
This event is free and open to the public.