Legal Tender

a queer hypnosis made of poems and movement;

a cross-country astral trip through smalltown gay bars and newsrooms;

a series of guided meditations on hustling, schlock, and the breaking points of reality

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FringeArts’ High Pressure Fire Service Festival // April 2020

An initial iteration of Legal Tender played Ars Nova’s ANT Fest // June 2019

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Legal Tender is an interdisciplinary performance work of poetry by Kyle Dacuyan, created in collaboration with Antigravity Performance Project. Performed by Kyle Dacuyan (poet) and Andalyn Young (dancer/physical theatre artist), this episodic duet of movement and poetry considers the relationships between information, consumer culture, labor, and borders. With theatrical design and performance states inspired by club culture, meditation/trance, and media consumption, the piece moves through experiences of pleasure, contemplation, ecstasy, and disorientation.

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Lead Artist, Poetry, Performer-Creator: Kyle Dacuyan

Directors: Michael T. Williams & Francesca Montanile Lyons

Performer-Creator: Andalyn Young

Choreographer: Chelsea Murphy

Created by: Antigravity Performance Project

ANT Fest Photos by Danny Bristoll