A Celebration of Spirituality, Queerness, and Revolutionary Consciousness
“Hosted by musical metaphysicist Dingles and the eminent Tranimals Alaska Thunderfuck and Bizzy, with guest performers PeeWee Nyob, Davi Cohen, Liam Barnes, and Rommie Ampil, Chakra Cabaret pays homage and contributes to the radical queer arts community, continuing expressions of honesty and vulnerability that are often laid under labels of “Art,” “sexual freedom,” and other ideological, aesthetic, and social stances that mask and add layers of disconnection and posturing between our clans and tribes.”
Queer expression is evolving. In the 21st century, it seems to become more important that we consider how we identify and what our attachments are in ourselves and to others, familiar and stranger alike. Queer spirituality—a self-collected and individual collections and experiences of myths, symbols, and adoptions of the world’s many spiritual-metaphysical-philosophical traditions for creative expression over many millennia and many cultural paths—is another equally important theme. Individual and communal experiences that bond sisters and brothers in this time of paradigm shifts of many dimensions and worldly uncertainties, we believe, are vitally important.
This performance, hosted by musical metaphysicist Dingles and to the eminent Tranimals Alaska Thunderfuck and Bizzy, pays homage and contributes to the radical queer arts community, continuing expressions of honesty and vulnerability that are often laid under labels of “Art,” “sexual freedom,” and other ideological, aesthetic, and social stances that mask and add layers of disconnection and posturing between our clans and tribes. While “Performativity,” “Camp,” and other importantly queer manners of social interaction should be prized as traditions that have made powerful contributions to queers and others beyond our community, it is important that we regularly allow ourselves to become vulnerable, laugh lovingly at our foibles and fuck-ups, and cultivate bonds that last in times of hardship, and offer the needed support that will allow us to flourish through many difficult changes in how we will best related to one another.
The seven chakras act as our overarching metaphor, for it covers major dimensions and rites of human and supra-human experience. These explorations are at times overtly self-critical, while the greater experience of the evening is even more overtly affirmative. With each “Color,” we utilize multiple modes of interaction between performers and audience members where all are challenged to consider how metaphors and aspects of each chakra play various roles in lives and encourage us to take hold of benevolent spiritualities as powerful tools of change.
Some of the important issues confronted in the various charkas are:
RED: Community, support, ideas of “family,” communal materialism
ORANGE: Sensual pleasure, emotions, interpersonal relationships, revenge
YELLOW: Individual confidence, power, materialism, image and body
GREEN: Vulnerability. unconditional Love, altruism, lessoning suffering
BLUE: Voice, Integrity, Personal Truths, Self-Expression, Language
VIOLET: Intellect, rationality, intuition; Mind as Control Center or Receiver?
WHITE: Embracing spirituality, integration, wisdom, Eternity, Bliss