Raegan Truax

photo by Robbie Sweeny

photo by Robbie Sweeny

Queer Divestment: A Response to This Is What I Want 2015

By performance art and dance scholar, Raegan Truax

Six performers stood with their backs pressed up against the wall as I entered Counterpulse with other audience members for the final Sunday night iteration of the This Is What I Want queer performance festival on May 31, 2015.  Immediately, a choice had to be made between sitting down in the rake-style seating to view the tableau of bodies on display in profile or walking on stage for a closer look.  The provocation was clear and underlined how desire would be individually and collectively negotiated throughout each of the three scheduled performances; what do you want?

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