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LMNO3 | H.O.W. Children's Event | Pride Dance Party with Special Guests
July 28, 8pm at The Yard
Deborah Lohse, choreographer/performer
Cori Marquis, choreographer/performer
Donnell Oakley, choreographer/performer
Readings, Rabbits, and Rainbows
H.O.W. Children's Event
July 29, 10am-12pm at The Yard
Celebrating equality and diversity in families and literature
Alison Weaver, Jacqueline Jules, Caron Levis
Face Painting, Book Making Crafts, Rabbit petting, Open Mic for kids to read their stories on stage
Pride Dance Party with Special Guest DJ
July 29, 7-10pm at The Yard
B.A.N.G.S. is a kaleidoscopic pageant of status, attention, categorization, and femininity. In its first evening-length work, LMnO3 shape-shift in style and identity donning everything from velvet evening wear, to ripstop jumpsuits, to snack-filled purses, to sensible bathing suits as the dancers explore what they are—and aren’t— qualified to do. Serious play and creative instincts rule as the trio obsesses over the ideas behind B.A.N.G.S., a mnemonic acronym frequently used by French-language learners to know which adjectives go in front of the nouns Beauty, Age, Number, Goodness, and Size. Utilizing hard rap, body percussion, headlamps, a game show, and the power of female relationships, this comedic trio sets aside its own fear and doubt, beginning to repurpose how we can unapologetically wear our own B.A.N.G.S.
The Yard on Martha's Vineyard celebrates 11 years of marriage equality in Massachusetts, while rising fierce and strong against the ever dangerous tide of discrimination and ignorance. PRIDE, NOT PREJUDICE honors the LGBTQ+ community of the Cape and Islands and its friends and allies. Stay tuned for more details.