Fresh Meat Festival's Online

by Jim Provenzano

Bay Area Reporter

Monday June 6, 2022

Fresh Meat Festival's Online
Fresh Meat Festival's Online  

The annual Fresh Meat Festival, created and produced by Sean Dorsey, has been an annual sold out series of concerts for more than two decades. It's also the most inclusive showcase of trans, queer, disabled, and gender-nonconforming artists taking center stage.

This year it's online June 16-19 streaming, with five programs of recorded performances in music, dance, performance, and other genres. Over two weeks, more than 40 artists will share their new commissioned works. And best of all, it's free.

From hip-hop to modern dance, vogue, contemporary R&B, tap dance, Folklórico, comedy, storytelling and more, the five programs offer an unprecedented range of styles.

Detour Dance's outdoor filmed dance
Detour Dance's outdoor filmed dance  (Source: Robbie Sweeny)

Six commissioned works will be created by Alex "Glamputee" Locust, B Noel Thomas, JanpiStar, Jocquese Whitfield (SirJoQ), Silk Worm and Landa Lakes.

Among the other performers are amara tabor-smith, Angelica & Jahaira, Angie & Audrey, Ballet 22, Cindy Emch, Cuauhtémoc Peranda, Dandy, dani tirrell + J Mase III + Randy Ford, David Slaney, Dear Queer Dancer, Detour Dance, Felipe & Tiago, Folclórico Colibrí, Lottie Riot, Luna Ninja, Naka Dance Theater, Marcus Zebra Smith, Omar and Milton, Pioneer Winter Collective, Sean Dorsey Dance, Shawna Virago, Shrouk El-Attar, Tajah J, Tina Cavvichio, Tosha Jorden, Toby MacNutt, Truc Nguyen, Una aka EXhotIC Other, and Vanessa Sanchez and La Mezcla, and many more.

All programs will be closed-captioned for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing audiences. Streaming shows are June 16-19 at 7pm, with an extra June 18 2pm show. After that, from June 20 to 26, programs can be viewed on-demand. It's all free, but registration is required.

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