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  1. Dancetheater by Octavio Campos

    Music Beethoven, Spoliansky and Gerschwin
    Original Music Juan Carlos Espinosa

    SOLO for PINA is a performance excerpt from the final section of The Pig Show a full length one man show first presented at Revolt Art Space in Melbourne, Australia, September 2011.

    SOLO for PINA is an homage to the dancetheater choreographer Pina Bausch who's sudden death in
    2009 inspired this chamber work full of the base emotion that drives the work of Bausch - The human condition in all its vulnerability, power and fragility.

    about THE PIG SHOW
    "This slightly subversive performance is a celebration of freedom, through the eyes of a gay pig. Through variations of interpretive dance, performer Octavio Campos describes the 50th anniversary of the US invasion of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs. Campos presents a flotsam and jetsam of dance theater. American flags, metallic outfits and cigar smoking pigs, harmonised into a coherent story through cutting edge choreography. This is not your average night at theatre, but it packs a punch. Fun, shocking, relevant, and grossly entertaining." Art Group Melbourne

    The full solo is 50 minutes.

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  2. The Pig Show (in progress)pt. 1

    Conceived and performed by
    Octavio Campos

    Music
    Juan Carlos Espinosa, George Gerschwin, Spolinski

    Costumes
    Slick it Up

    Lighting
    Kevin Roman

    Production
    Camposition Inc.

    This video sample of THE PIG SHOW is the full performance of a work in progress showing of at WinterFest - Miami Dances 2011 in Miami Beach, FL January of 2011.

    This video work in progress showing is 35 minutes in length. And all done with one camera no editing and close ups. Camera by Shelley Gefter and Karime Arabia.

    The various musical works accompanying the piece are by George Gershwin, Spolinski and original music by Cuban composer/collaborator Juan Carlos Espinosa.

    Juan Carlos Espinosa note for the composition:

    The piece is a dreamlike rendition of the Cuban national anthem, known as La Bayamesa (the woman from Bayamo). The brutally violent lyrics are sung by the voices of children. The words float over the peaceful reverberating tones of a marimba and a vibraphone with a guitar played as percussion. Dissonance is not found in the gentle reverie of the music, but in the contrast of the tender sounds with the bloody, almost masochistic words of La Bayamesa so typical of the national anthems of Latin America. I still tear up when I hear it. I love it.

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  3. No Music in this House

    original dancetheater by Octavio Campos and Bill Spring
    music by George Gerschwin, Spolinski and Mr. Rodgers

    NO MUSIC IN THIS HOUSE is a 45 minute duo the follows the trajectory of an abusive relationship between a performer and his pianist while exploring the unchartered subject of same sex domestic violence using songs by Gerschwin, Spolinski and Mr. Rodgers, original dance and monologue creating a compelling work of “transdisciplinary” theater ideal for LGBTQ audience 18 years of age and older.

    “NO MUSIC IN THIS HOUSE, conceived and performed by Octavio Campos and Bill Spring, there was only love for this super duo. The performance began with Campos as
    a gregarious bi-polar vampy sexpot, which he sustained throughout the piece, singing the Mr. Roger’s show neighborhood theme song. He convinced the audience to sing along: “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood/A beautiful day for a neighbor/Would you be mine?/Could you be mine?/… ” Campos made us feel comfortable, safe and secure with ourselves in this space on this beautiful day. But nothing is ever beautiful or perfect in suburbia.
    As the performance progressed, it became clear Campos’ character was prone to violent outbursts (toward himself and toward his pianist, pronounced “penist”), the Holy
    Bible, anonymous sex — among other topics. Although NO MUSIC IN THIS HOUSE attempts to get underneath the issues of intolerance and domestic violence, it also
    addresses an even more important and sinister issue — indifference. NO MUSIC IN THIS HOUSE! reveals (or begins to reveal) how a beautiful neighborhood of good folks
    can and does allow bad things to happen. Campos and Spring subtly point out our complicity, our indifference, to the violence that swirls around us. Because we let it
    happen. Because it’s better them than me."
    Neil de la Flor - Miami New Times

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  4. The Pig Show is a 45 minute subversive cabaret solo show that explores a new genre - COCKlitics. Associative story telling meets interactive queer stand up performed by Miami's own performance provocateur, Cuban- American Octavio Campos. The piece looks at the passing of pop culture icons, Weimar republic sex workers and dead dancers like Michael Jackson & Pina Bausch inside of a naive retelling of the story of the invasion at the Bay of Pigs in Havanna, Cuba.

    Conceived and performed by
    Octavio Campos

    Music
    Juan Carlos Espinosa, George Gerschwin, Spolinski

    Costumes
    Slick it Up

    Lighting
    Kevin Roman

    Production
    Camposition Inc.

    This video sample of THE PIG SHOW is from the section called: PIG BURLESQUE

    the full performance of a work in progress showing was done at WinterFest - Miami Dances 2011 in Miami Beach, FL January of 2011.

    The various musical works accompanying the piece are by George Gershwin, Spolinski and original music by Cuban composer/collaborator Juan Carlos Espinosa.

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  5. FIELD DAY - PERFORMANCE MARATHON
    evening of new works by

    Antonia Wright, Ana Miranda, Digital Hostage, Dale Penn, Nick Ducassi, Rene Chavez, Paul Seligman, Jean Minuchin, Randy Hendler and Rudy Porro.

    Friday, April 22, 2011 at 7:00PM - 11PM

    Inkub8
    2021 NW 1st Place
    Miami, FL 33127

    Camposition is once again honored to present FieldWork Miami's first ever
    PERFORMANCE MARATHON on Earthday April 22, 2011 at INKUB8, 2021 NW 1st Place, Miami, FL 33127,

    Come celebrate live performances by Miami based Artists Antonia Wright, Ana Miranda, Digital Hostage, Dale Penn, Nick Ducassi, Rene Chavez, Paul Seligman, Jean Minuchin, Randy Hendler and Rudy Porro.

    Fieldwork is a rigorous workshop designed to help artists gather information about their performance work before being shown to the public. Fieldwork serves artists on a completely non-curated basis; group participants come from diverse disciplines, aesthetic viewpoints and levels of development. As The Field invites artists of all disciplines to participate, works presented on April 22, 2011 and will include different approaches to performance. Some artists will push the boundaries of performance through movement, while others through text, video and installation.

    Join us for this PERFORMANCE MARATHON and plan on staying to enjoy, Post-performance discussions, farmers market and a special EarthDay Performance by Octavio Campos at 11PM.

    Admission $10.00

    Doors open at 7:00 pm.

    For additional information, please contact Bill Spring, Program Coordinator at zooeylife@yahoo.com or visit
    camposition.org/pages/camposition-field-day-performance-marathon.html

    This program is made possible with the support of Camposition, Inkub8 and The Field | New York.

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Camposition Inc. is an iconoclastic arts organization dedicated to new work that pushes the boundary between contemporary performance and activism. Camposition creates subversive entertainment intended to challenge assumptions and shake up the status


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Camposition Inc. is an iconoclastic arts organization dedicated to new work that pushes the boundary between contemporary performance and activism. Camposition creates subversive entertainment intended to challenge assumptions and shake up the status quo - challenging both artists and audiences with new ways of seeing, representing and responding to contemporary life.

What we do...
Camposition presents, produces and collaborates on new works of hybrid performance by Miami- based artists, primarily the transdisciplinary work of Octavio Campos, and tours and develops its projects worldwide.

Camposition creates special events and consultation packages for subversive/alternative performances at festivals, corporate events, fundraisers, night clubs and outdoor venues.

Camposition cultivates local, national and international arts advocacy and develops commissions for universities, institutions and the private sector by participating in national/international arts advocacy, grant panels, artist residencies, workshops and cross-cultural partnerships.

Camposition supports the Field | New York by co-sponsoring professional development trainings,opportunities and valuable services and resources for artists to develop new work and lead productive healthy lives.

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    TRPL Quince showing in NYC at Baryshinikov Arts Center , January 12 and 13, 2013. 4 showings at 3PM and 5PM. For reservations please contact info@camposition.org.

    by Octavio Campos

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