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Don’t miss this rare, once-in-a-lifetime bilingual presentation!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Phoenix, 449 E 13th Street at Avenue A (L train, 1st Ave)
8PM – 9:30PM – 21+, FREE
Cuban performance art meets Latino East Village avant-garde…
The celebrated Cuban writer and avant-garde performer Pedro González Reinoso is visiting the United States from Santa Clara, Cuba, where he performs regularly as “Roxy la Rusa,” an old Russian woman who became stranded in Cuba during the Cold War and who writes very intense, neo-baroque-style, stream-of-consciousness fragments of experimental fiction and social commentary, as exemplified in his last collection, “Vidas de Roxy,” (The Lives of Roxy) which was published in Colombia in 2009 and reprinted in 2010.
Part drag show, part comedy skit, part literary presentation, “Roxy la Rusa” is anything but forgettable and has been delighting audiences at regional colleges, Miami, Montreal and Boston, where enthusiastic crowds have awaited “her” with outrageous adoration.
Joining Roxy will be the Puerto Rican writer and performer Carlos Manuel Rivera performing as “La Tonga” and Orlando Ferrand-Rodríguez, a New York-based Cuban poet and visual artist who will be sharing memoir and poetry regarding his childhood and adolescence on the island. Cuban music will be plentiful and the Phoenix is a comfortable bar/lounge with great drink specials and prices.