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The Cross-Dressings of Gendah Bendah

GRACE JONES LATEST INDUCTEE TO THE LEAGUE OF LEGENDARY LADIES

JUNO AWARD-WINNING DUB POET LILLIAN ALLEN & PREMIER VOGUEING HOUSE OF CANADA HOUSE OF MONROE CO-HEADLINE SHEROES #10: GRACE JONES

Thursday, May 24, 2012. 11PM.

The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West)
Contact: Rea McNamara <totallyeffyeahsheroes [at] gmail [dot] com
 
 
Above: A digital animation by Rodell Warner (Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago) that was commissioned for Sheroes #10.

Joni MitchellChaka KhanTina TurnerMadonnaYoko OnoErykah Badu. Etta James. Marianne Faithfull. Dolly Parton. And now, Grace Jones. 



Sheroes will be presenting their latest event, Sheroes #10: Grace Jones, on Thursday, May 24th at The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West).

Related: [Sheroes Stan] Meet Our Grace Stan: Paul Petro

The monthly, limited-run art party series — which brings together on and offline works that playfully and peformatively explore the iconography and fan culture surrounding the League of Legendary Ladies — will be co-headlined by legendary dub poet Lillian Allen and premier vogueing house of CanadaHouse of Monroe


For Sheroes #10 Grace Jones, organizer/salonnière Rea McNamara has commissioned an impressive lineup of local and international artists and performers. The masculine-feminine skyscraper that is Grace Jones inspires original musical performances, digital animations, and interactive installations. Everything comes together in an immersive party atmosphere celebrating “Gendah Bendah”.

Participating artists:

• Performances by legendary dub poet Lillian Allen, the premier voguing house of Canada House of Monroe, guest DJ Todd-Rod Skimmins, El CostelloSe Ye, emcee extraordinaire Silk Degrees, Sheroes salonnière reeraw and resident DJ NoLoves 


• Digital Animations by Les post-Gendered et les autres, a GIF group show curated by Lorna Mills featuring the works of  A. Bill MillerAndrew BensonAnthony AntonellisChiara PassaDaniel RehnEmilie GervaisEmilio GomarizEva PapamargaritiFrancoise GammaGaby CepedaGeorges JacoteyGiselle ZatonylGrace McEvoyHaruko HirukawaHelen AdamidouIsaac HicksJuan Manuel MoralesLorna MillsMalgosia WoźnicaManuel Fernández, Michael ManningOz MeloRea McNamaraRodell WarnerRollin LeonardSally McKaySarah WeisTony Halmos & Yoshi Sodeoka

• Interactive Installations by Smack of the Hand, Nathan Smith, Rusiko and Brianna McCarthy

All Sheroes events are brainstormed and archived online at fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com, uniting digital communities with real-time audiences in an ongoing exploration into fan culture and collaborative content creation. 

Visit the Sheroes Archives for information on past events, as well our upcoming events.
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