Cherdonna’s “Clock That Mug or Dusted”
Clock that Mug or Dusted
Cherdonna Shinatra (Seattle)
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
October 20, 2018
PICA, 15 NE Hancock St, Portland OR
“An uncategorizable spectacle… Cherdonna is a genius. Cherdonna for president.”
—Christopher Frizzelle, Editor, The Stranger (Seattle)
Cherdonna brought Portland Worth My Salt in 2016. Now, Clock that Mug or Dusted, part two of a three-part suite—one great, bright, brittle alltogetherness—is a conceptual and inspirational homage to feminist performance artists—from Anna Halprin to Janine Antoni—which plays on the body as a canvas for social change, rebellion, and personal expansion. Hyperbolizing the normal humiliations of human existence, Jody Kuehner’s beloved drag/dance femme icon Cherdonna Shinatra uses food, birthday cake and found objects to produce a work that’s part contemporary dance, part performance art, with a stage that becomes a living canvas. Clock that Mug or Dusted draws on vintage feminist ideals to find what present day queer/drag feminism might be.
Made possible by Velocity Dance Center’s Made in Seattle new dance development program, and the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.