This event will include interactive tribal songs and flute, hoop, and eagle dances. This unique program explores stories within a framework of traditional and contemporary culture, history, and values. Ty draws on his vast repertoire gifted to him weaves urban anecdotes and teachings that can be applied to ideas of shape-shifting and how this relates to identity. Walking in multiple worlds on earth is what Ty carries as he weaves stories and humanity together. Storytelling is often discovered with a presenting a message. For example the Sacred Hoop Dance is a metaphor that gives a message of people creating unity. The four colors of the hoops are symbols of interdependence and unity – the four human races, the four seasons, the four directions of the compass. As the Hoops move they speak of renewed creation of all of the universe.
And by “the apocalypse,” we’re actually referring to the metaphorical end of the world as we know it: graduation. Join the complex and multi-dmensional non-binary Korean-American with remarkable charm and theatrical ability, Wesley Han, (and a straight white guy) on a queer cabaret extravaganza as they wallow in their existential dread and ponder what it means to be spat out by a cheerfully hypocritical institution – like Swat – into a world that is cold, brutal, harsh, unforgiving, merciless, hostile, uncaring, volatile, inhospitable, untamable, and wow – really just couldn’t give less of a sh*t about you. Expect food and drink, fabulous outfits, and the most f*cking eclectic mixtape of songs you’ve ever heard.
Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at 8PM and 10:30PM
PACES Cafe in Tarble in Clothier
The End: A Queer Reckoning
a cabaret by Wesley Han and Oliver Lipton
Directed by John Jarboe
Music directed by Pax Ressler
Lights by Yoshi Nomifura ’18
Costumes by Max Brown
Set by Michael Lambui
presented by the Department of Theater
Seating is limited. First come, first served. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-328 8260