Mar 282012

The Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow tours the US annually with a dazzling cabaret of performance art works and acts of resistance by queer folks of femme-inine spectrum genders. The show itself consists of five performers, featuring a raucous, thought-provoking line-up of multi-media, literary and performing arts, music, puppetry, participatory art — and even dance parties! All the details are here:

Our fearless artists rampage across the femme-inine spectrum-from hi-femme to femmedrogyny, dandy darling to ladybeast — in a wild revue of visceral, poetic, performance, emotional escape plans in wild workout gear, dark whimsical puppetry, innovative intersectionality, and rocknroll you can sink your heels into!

The 2012 tour is the third annual, and features experienced performers Damien Luxe, Geppetta, Heather Acs, Najva Sol, and Shomi Noise, with wrangler/visual artist/violinist Lizxnn Disaster, and runs April 6-14, 2012. In each city we visit there will be a show, a feminist art installation, and in many places, a community event or discussion. Our calendar is here.

Heels on Wheels is working class-led and multi-racial, and includes cisgendered and trans folks, QPOC, mixed race folks, sex workers, immigrants: all fiercely political feminist queer artists whose work weaves punk herstories, survival strategies, and wild costuming into escape artistry. These are stories that do not have enough outlets on a regular basis and that’s one reason this tour is important!

You can get pre-sale tickets, merch, and see the unicorn who told us to tour here:

Our schedule is:

Friday April 6: Hampshire College, MA, all ages show + dance party
Saturday April 7: Providence, RI @ Youth Pride Inc., 3-5pm
Saturday April 7: Providence, RI @ B16, email for location, 9pm all-ages show + dance party; $3-$8
Sunday April 8: Boston, MA @ [venue TBA]
Monday April 9: Upstate NY Guerilla installation @ Dia:Beacon
Monday April 9: Jersey City, NJ [TBC]
Tuesday April 10: Baltimore, MD [venue TBA]
Wednesday April 11: University of Maryland, MD, all ages show
Thursday April 12: Washington, DC Guerilla installation @ Smithsonian
Thursday April 12: Washington, DC @ DC Center, 1318 U Street NW Washington, DC, 20009; doors 7:30/show 8p; all-ages; $5-$12]
Friday April 13: Philadelphia, PA @ Vox Populi, 319 North 11th, Philadelphia; doors 8:30/show 9p; all-ages; $5-$12]
Saturday April 14: Brooklyn, NYC @ Spectrum; doors 8:30/show 9p; all-ages; $5-$12]

Find out more details about the artists, the show and to keep updated:

Twitter: @howroadshow // #heelsonwheels

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