Bates Dance Festival: Hysteria
by raja feather kelly
July 28 at 7:30PM EST
Online, livestreamed via Youtube
In raja feather kelly’s, HYSTERIA, kelly continues his study of pop culture and its displacement of queer Black subjectivity. Picking up where his 2018 performance, UGLY, left off, Kelly resituates himself as a glamourous, extraterrestrial entity– both alien to the world and wholly consuming its pop cultural byproducts. HYSTERIA marks the collapse of fiction into fact, tracking the subsequent inner turmoil, confusion, and mania that kelly sets out to exorcise.