Choir of the Slain (part X)
- January 9, 11 | 9pm
- World Premiere
Choir of the Slain (part X) is a capsule version of the eponymous evening-length Black opera created by niv Acosta and Fannie Sosa. A two night activation of Black Power Naps’ many surfaces, the performance plays with multiplicitous states of being idle. Protesting the necropolitics of the night, which deprive people of color rest, Sosa and Acosta soothe and still waters, animating lace front units, bedroom negligé and other gender and sound technologies. Playing the structures of the installation as instruments the artists create a choir from the beds of Black Power Naps.
Black Power Naps and Choir of the Slain (part X) has been commissioned by Performance Space New York with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Corporate sponsorship for Black Power Naps and Choir of the Slain (part X) provided by Broadly, Buffy, and Red Bull Music Academy.
Photo: Xeno Rafaél (cropped into heart)
Lighting Designer: Betsy Chester
Electricians: Curtis Marxen and Aaliyah Stewart
Sound Engineers: Michael Hernandez and Aaron Rockers
Audio Mixing: St. John McKay
Rigging: Janet Clancy
Fabrication: Matt Carrington, Andy Dickerson, Cody
Henson, Michael Hernandez, Matt Mauer, St. John
McKay, Andy Sowers, Aaliyah Stewart
Photo: Maria Baranova