COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 15, 2022) — The Arts at Colorado College and the Fine Arts Center are proud to present “Boy mother / faceless bloom,” a multidisciplinary theatrical experience from Juni One Set co-created through an intensely collaborative process spanning over three years.
Threading mythology and autobiography, while drawing from the diverse lineages of queer, anticolonial, and care-based artistic practices, Boy mother / faceless bloom is a new interdisciplinary performance work by Juni One Set. Dance, music, poetry, ritual, and sculptural installation converging to tell a story of transformation, transgression, and the formation of new trancestral lines.
“This group of artists has developed a work that activates all of our senses, allowing us to explore not only their collective identities, but also our own,” says Ryan Bañagale, Director of The Arts at CC. “We have been incredibly fortunate to support the development of this work. Creating a new collaborative work is a challenge even in non-pandemic times, but Juni One Set has demonstrated to us the continued value of working together both virtually and in-person.”
The collaborative Juni One Set is made up of Senga Nengudi (Colorado Springs), eddy kwon (Brooklyn), and Degenerate Art Ensemble’s Crow Nishimura & Joshua Kohl (Seattle). Following this world premiere, “Boy mother / faceless bloom” will appear in Cincinnati, Ohio and Seattle, Washington.
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Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
The story of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) began with the founding of the Broadmoor Art Academy 1919. A museum, performing arts theatre, and community art school, the FAC is a pillar in the cultural community of the Rocky Mountain West providing innovative, educational, and multi-disciplinary arts experiences designed to elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality. The FAC and Colorado College recognize and honor the original inhabitants of the land on which it resides. For more information about the FAC, visit fac.coloradocollege.edu or follow on Facebook @CSFineArtsCenter.