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Lukas Avendaño: Zapotec Muxe & Contemporary Performer from Oaxaca // Berkeley

Lukas Avendaño: Zapotec Muxe & Contemporary Performer from Oaxaca // Berkeley

The Zapotec culture, through the “muxe” identity, includes homosexuality, gayness and same-sex marriage as a part of the society: A muxe is a man who assumes affective, emotional and sexual roles that are culturally reserved for women. The muxeidad is simultaneously a veiled social acceptance, and a celebration of what is still considered a transgression.

In this presentation, the artist portray the zapotec man-woman through dance, and invites the spectator to participate in the “female rites of passage”: the traditional wedding; the stewardship; the Healer-prayer; the Mourning; the Metamorphosis. The dancer´s soul is incarnated in a local bird called the stone-curlew (berelele in Zapotec, or alcaravan in Spanish), where the male cycle closes when they mate. Sometimes the male is sacrificed by the females.

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Lukas Avendaño – Zapotec Muxe & Contemporary Performer from Oaxaca

 

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July 22 2016

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Date: July 22, 2016
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: $12 – $20
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Venue

La Pena

3105 Shattuck
Berkeley, CA United States