Calendar: YEMENWED PRESENTS HEAVY FLOW at the EMPATHEATRE

Event Description

The art collective Yemenwed’s new live performance piece will feature movement, song, dialogue, animations, and sculpture. Drawing inspiration from televangelism, wellness centers, variety shows and Bollywood, Heavy Flow is a spectacle of expression that aims to speak to many of our contemporary concerns from healthcare and climate change to depression and self-improvement. The EMPATHEATRE becomes a shape-shifting entertainment venue – a theatre set that is part cultural center part cabaret and part live television studio. 

Heavy Flow features three live performers, who use gesture and vocalizations to communicate a personal and at times ecstatic relationship to their own physiology and to society. A talking sculptural object and character named ICE, who made his debut as a nightclub MC in a previous Yemenwed performance, will play the role of the show’s host. The main set piece is a massage chamber built for four, which evokes contemporary Miami architecture and serves as an experiment in wellness design. A projection of live-feed close-ups will be used to highlight details throughout the show.

Related Programs:

PAMM PRESENTS: DUTCH E. GERM X YEMENWED
Thursday, October 16, 7–9pm

YEMENWED PRESENTS HEAVY FLOW at the EMPATHEATRE
Thursday, November 6, 7–9pm

 

EMPATHY SESSIONS 
Saturday, November 8, as part of PAMM Free Second Saturday
Tuesday, November 11, 2–4pm
 

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