As a part of the State of the Art: Constructs exhibition, presenting artist Jody Kuehner will be performing alongside a troupe of all-queer dancers in her brightly colored, multi-textural installation DITCH. Performances will last about an hour with the ability to come and go. Seating in the galleries will be provided. Limited capacity performances.
Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 pm – Free
Saturday, January 21st at 2:00 pm – Free with Museum admission
Sunday, January 22nd at 2:00 pm – Free with Museum admission
More about the artist and DITCH:
DITCH allows viewers to peer into the world of Cherdonna Shinatra, the drag persona and alter ego of Seattle-based artist and dancer Jody Kuehner. The artist describes her work this way: “Cherdonna takes what you recognize about dance, what you believe about drag, what intrigues you about improvisation, and what delights you about entertainment, effortlessly tosses it in a mason jar, shakes it up, and opens the lid.” Together with her dance company, DONNA, Cherdonna balances tragedy and comedy. She cries, she laughs, and she clowns around—all in exaggerated style—to draw attention to her queerness, feminism, and what Kuehner has called the “existential dread” of contemporary times.
Jody Kuehner is a Seattle-based dance artist, director, and performance artist Cherdonna Shinatra. She is a queer, professionally trained dancer who uses clowning, drag, theater, comedy, performance art, camp, pop culture, gay culture, dance traditions, feminist traditions, absurdity, and subversive commentary to make art.
Free with Museum Admission. RSVP Required. Limited to 30.