Hotter Than A Pan | An exploration of Black and Queer ontologies by marikiscrycrycry at MAI

marikiscrycrycry’s Hotter Than A Pan is an exploration of Black and Queer ontologies through dance and movement presented in the theatre of MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) from April 13 to 16.

This assemblage of dance, text, and action created by marykiscrycrycry (Malik Nashad Sharpe) attempts to further an aesthetics of melancholia and alienation, not as a political inhibitor, but as a nexus where radical poetics can be justified and proliferated. The show moves beyond the politics of identification and essentialism by leaning into the undercurrent, the emotional, the motorising, the affective, the non-narrative, and the non-linear. Striving to facilitate and maximise the power of the marginal body, this solo experiments with the articulation of Black and Queer ontologies.

Malik Nashad Sharpe is an artist working with choreography. They create performances that are formally experimental and engaged with the construction of atmosphere, affect, and dramaturgy. Their performances often utilise social themes and topics as portals to unveil and unearth ulterior and the undercurrent perspectives. Often making underneath their alias and aesthetics project marikiscrycrycry, they have been especially concerned with the affective and textural qualities of dance and how it can transform, disarm, and critically reflect upon mourning and melancholia.

Choreography & performance: marikiscrycrycry
Sound Design: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley
Dramaturgy: Ellen Furey
Lighting Designer: Jon Cleveland

Commissioned by The Yard Theatre (UK), with the support of Dancemakers Toronto (CA), Mimosa House (UK), ArtsAdmin (UK), Arts Council England.

Hotter Than A Pan

13 APR – 16 APR
7:30 PM

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal

514 982-3386