on February 19th, 2012
Well, well. Through blood, history, muscle, reference, risk, sweat, time sequence, the raw and the radical, we’ve arrived at the last day of the festival and it’s been a blast – but it’s not over yet. We still have today’s artists to take us to our goodbye. Today is packed with performances beginning with special presentations at 2pm.
Today, we’re introduced to Gertrude and Alice
by Buddies Residents, The Independent Aunties. We’ll start our afternoon hanging with two historical figures Gertrude Stein
and her lover Alice B. Toklas
to find out what all the fuss was about.
After that, three leading queer creator/performers tackle ideas of gay identity, community, and heritage. See Buddies residents, Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn & Andrew Kushnir in The Gay Heritage Project
Later we’ll digest the past two weeks of Rhubarb over a home-cooked meal by Free Fall Co-Curator Fanco Boni and Rhubarb Director Laura Nanni in discussion of this year’s festival programming. The Rhubarb and Free Fall Feast is a copresentation with the Theatre Centre, this is part one of a community event continued at Free Fall ’12 in March.
Speaking of the chaos and whirlwinds of the curatorial process and organizing festivals, we’ve decided to seek the help of an artist on this final day of Rhubarb, who will send our anxieties into outer space. L.A.-based artist Steve Ounanian broadcasts our collective anxieties with his Peak Anxiety Satellite
in the park next to Buddies.
This is only a taste of what’s in store today, so join us. We’ll see you later to say goodbye.