In an experimental solo performance influenced by New York City gay/queer ballroom culture, live punk shows, butoh and praise dance, lil BLK tells the autobiographical story of a fairy boi, child of god, little black girl, performer and activist. Through the exploration of form, performer NIC Kay wrestles with the societal constraints placed on the black feminine body and the traps of being a black performer searching for freedom on the stage…in a beat.
N.B. This performance takes place in the second floor theater of the building without an accessible elevator.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents the fourth annual OnEdge, the experimental live performance series, February 23–March 25, 2016. The FREE admission series will feature Chicago and world premieres from national and international artists. Learn more about #OnEdge at https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/onedge8.html and by following https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoDCASE/