Performance (interdisciplinary)

nnezz "Nezzie" Garcia is a queer Cuban flow arts and fire performer born in Chicago, Illinois and based out of Minneapolis since 2006. Her passion for flow arts began when she picked up her first hula hoop in 2010 and has flourished in the 8 years since.  From there, she began to explore a variety of props such as poi and fans, but her prop of choice is the hoop.

Mimi Solis is a hip hop artist and dancer who grew up on the West Side of St Paul. she is a performer with New Black City. With her disciplined dance background and use of hip hop as activism, Solis’s craft is one that makes her stand out as a promising up and coming artist in the Twin Cities.

Beliza Torres Narváez is an artist/scholar/educator, and theatre professor at Augsburg University. Since moving to the Minneapolis in 2015 she has directed Karina Casiano’s Silence is Health (Augsburg), she was a puppeteer in Bookworms Tales (HOTB), and she presented her solo performance Resabios de Amargura or that bitter cabaret (Strike Theatre).

Keila Anali is a theater maker in the twin cities and proud ensemble member of Pangea World Theater. Her first production "Only I" was performed last spring, "What I Have Left To Eat" is her second full(er) play and she is humbled by the opportunity. Keila's work is informed by her identity, the lands of which she is indigenous to, and a deep connection to spirit and ancestry. She's grateful to Hector and Patrick's Cabaret for making space for her in this special event.

is a multidisciplinary performing artist based in Minneapolis that centers afrofdiasporic expression. Within the past two years, this artist has worked and performed for Amnesty International, So Far Sounds, First Avenue, Intermedia Arts, Patrick's Cabaret, 20% Theater, Button Poetry, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Five Watt, The Loft Literary Center, The Illusion Theater, The Cedar Cultural Center, MNKino Film Score Fest, and so on.

I come from Malmiñañ, a Bàsàa land in southern Cameroon. In this place where all the stories are told, I am Sandjock Likinè, a Bog ArtiVist collecting and recounting stories from oral tradition or language conversation. Bog means to fix what has been disturbed. An ArtiVist uses arts for activism. This social 'me' Sandjock Likinè promotes and protects culture with language. She differs from the personal 'I' Veronica Quillien, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota specializing in the re/making of culture.

Teighlor is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. They are a spoken word poet who has performed in a number of slams. Their work focuses on experiences revolving around the intersections of race, class, gender and disability. The are currently pursuing their bachelors degree in Women’s Studies and English at St. Catherine University. 

Beverly Cottman, a multidisciplinary artist creating at the intersection of literary, visual, and performance art. She writes poetry, creates collage art works from found objects, tells African and African American folktales as Auntie Beverly, and in all things celebrates the rich heritage and culture of the African Diaspora.

Ashawnti Sakina Ford is an actress, teaching artist, improviser, poet and playwright in the Twin Cities. Her work focuses on social justice and arts accessibility. She has been seen across Twin Cities stages performing with companies such as the History Theatre, Full Circle Theatre and Sandbox Theatre. She hopes to inspire youth of color to become artists and art patrons to ensure a future of a culturally diverse artistic community.  

UP NEXT: 

 A CRACK IN THE SKY @ History Theatre FEB 2018 

THE IMAGINARY INVALID w/ Combustible Company MARCH 2018 

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