Camposition

  1. dancetheater by Octavio Campos
    inspired by the Slap and Tickle Show, Susan Sontag and bareback.com.

    World Premier: October 25, 2007
    Arsht Center of the Performing Arts - Studio Theater
    Future Performances: October 26 & 27, 2007

    Presented and co-commissioned by Miami Dade College, The Center for Cultural Collaborations International,Arsht Center of the Performing Arts, and Camposition.

    Choreography: Octavio Campos
    Texts: Matt Glass
    Costumes: Diana Lozano
    Video: Bec Stupak
    Music: Zeena Parkins, Pink Floyd, a.o...
    Dramaturgy: Michael Yawney

    Performance: Natasha Tsakos, Diana Lozano, Heather Maloney, Ron Headrick,
    Octavio Campos, Matt Glass & Joshua Nardi

    Sex is different now. There are new questions. And lies.

    The Bugchasers is an evening-length performance that explores the nature of desire in a marginalized world where new forms of communication and a fraught sexual epidemiology have altered the experience of intimacy.
    Bugchasers are young men who compulsively seek to become HIV positive, eroticizing risk in a game of viral Russian roulette where the shared bond of a
    communicable disease substitutes for love.

    The Bugchasers incorporates theater, dance, music and video to ask whether the human need for belonging and contact has led to a new eroticism or become a monstrous force for self-annihilation.

    It is a story of accelerated love in our time.

    Who is that person on the other side of the mattress? How can you be sure?

    WARNING: This performance is not recommended for a first date.

    Camposition's programs are generously supported by Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council, Dade Community Foundation, Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, National Performance Network, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Arts Council, Miami Dade College, 801 Projects, The Playground Theatre, Tinta y Cafe, Anchor Arts Management and private philanthropy.

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  2. Being different is a good thing, but it's not always easy.

    A Video by Rick Delgado, Octavio Campos and Dale Penn
    Produced by Nufro Productions and Camposition 2011

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  3. a compilation of work by the artist Octavio Campos

    video by Natasha Tsakos

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  4. TRPL Quince and The Pig Show, my last two solo projects were both works that made me look deeply at my Cuban American roots. I finally made it to Cuba this past August and September. Thanks to collaborator and dear friend, Natasha Tsakos, (Artistic Director and Visual Artist), the pioneering powerhouse Debbie Ohanian (Producer), a life long dream of mine has come true. To create a devised-music-theater project in Havana, Cuba, alongside incredible collaborators, the founder of Dansa Contemporanea and former director of the Tropicana NightClub, Santiago Alfonso and the Cuban music master, Issac Delgado. Enjoy this Research and Inspiration video for the new project "Salsa Mambo Cha Cha Cha" bound for Broadway. So excited to share with you.

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  5. presents
    Cruising Hialeah or Ghost of Public Sex

    A performance and video installation in memory of queer academic José Esteban Muñoz by DIGITAL HOSTAGE COLLECTIVE.
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    The Miami Beach Botanical Garden will be transformed into a space of queer utopian longing. “Cruisers” like dance theater provocateur Octavio Campos and choreographer Pioneer Winter will interact with visitors, soliciting them to listen to oral histories of the queer Miami and Hialeah of the 1980s—the time of José Esteban Muñoz coming-of-age as a gay man—while soprano Celeste Fraser Delgado and tenor José Vilanova circulate the grounds, evoking the devastating impact of the AIDS pandemic with haunting arias.

    The intrepid may choose to enter the Garden’s Butterfly Room, transformed by visual artist and videographer Damian Rojo into a symbolic “back room,” where an installation culled from archival film and new video evokes what Muñoz calls the “utopian longing” of the public sex scene in the 1980s. “Cruising Hialeah” and “Ghosts of Public Sex” inaugurate “Cruising Miami,” a long-term project to develop an archive of Miami’s queer lifeworld and of performance by queers of color in South Florida.

    The Cruising Miami project aims to bring José home to South Florida’s queer community through a salon dedicated to his work and a performance coupled with a video installation recreating the cruising scene he missed out on in his youth, and a mural visible to young queers proclaiming the most famous quote from Cruising Utopia:

    "Some will say that all we have are the pleasures of the moment, but we must never settle for that minimal transport; we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds" – José E. Muñoz, Cruising Utopia
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    Born in Havana and raised in Hialeah, JOSÉ ESTEBAN MUÑOZ grounded his theoretical work in a performance and public sex archive derived mainly from New York City and Los Angeles. Also born in Cuba and raised in Hialeah at roughly the same time, DAMIAN ROJO immersed himself from an early age in the suburb’s queer culture, unknown to Muñoz, documenting much of his experience first on Super 8 film, and later on video. Though they never met, Muñoz as scholar and Rojo as artist separately explored parallel queer worlds of punk music and public sex throughout their careers.

    While growing up in Hialeah, Muñoz was largely unaware of the queer culture flourishing at that time in South Florida. Although he regularly returned home to visit his Evangelical Christian parents, he never wrote about or appears to have even seen any queer performers in Miami. Likewise, the queer community in South Florida is largely unaware of his work.

    ABOUT DIGITAL HOSTAGE COLLECTIVE: The Collective negotiates life, death, and sexuality in the digital age through interdisciplinary works that fuse the carnal with the virtual. Long-time collaborators singer/writer Celeste Fraser Delgado and visual artist/videographer Damian Rojo work with a shifting roster of consorts, which for Cruising Miami includes dance theater provocateur Octavio Campos, poet Neil de la Flor, dramatic tenor José Vilanova, and [choreographer Pioneer Winter.

    *This performance is not suitable for minors under 18*

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Camposition

Octavio Campos

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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