San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

17 Oct

“Glory Tap” (2011) has been chosen to be presented in the 2012 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival November 8-11, 2012 @ CounterPULSE. “Glory Tap” originally premiered on the 42nd anniversary of the Stonewall riots, June 28, 2011, at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach. At the premiere, “Glory Tap” was performed live, as part of the evening-length work 42: A Stonewall Prospective, which included two other live sections, as well as the screendance “Heterodox.” Motifs include: anonymity, freedom, fear, stigma, oppression, liberation, and hypocrisy.

“Glory Tap” immediately followed a section titled “The Breach,” where three characters, representative of 1969 police officers, attack a lone dancer atop a melting bed. As two of the officers drag the dancer atop the bed away, the third officer clandestinely enters the bathroom stall–the inability to accept those who are different from us and the hypocrisy of living a life on the down-low. The persecutor becomes the persecuted.

Still image from studio documentation of “Glory Tap.” Image courtesy of Javi Geovanni.

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