Pioneer Winter calls his multimedia work Pie Solo a “quarter-life” interpretation of the classic one-man show, to which he added an updated, personal touch to engage a contemporary mature audience. “While in traditional one-man shows, the performer regales the audience with humorous anecdotes, snappy dance routines, and music, my take is slightly darker and sexual, although there are funny moments,” said Winter. “In Pie Solo, I combine anecdotes, tap and contemporary dance, and music to illustrate the story of a young performer who straddles the line between exhaustion and exhilaration.”
The work stretches definitions and perceptions, reexamining faith in religion and culture from the vantage points of sexuality, age and queerness. It draws the audience into an intimate and interactive dialogue blending humor, isolation and anecdote. A fantasy-like film sequence anchors the work, allowing Winter to explore the interplay of reality and fantasy through simultaneous projected media and live performance. “The way I use projections in the work allows me to play with the sense of reality and fantasy, that idea of multiplicity,” said Winter. Other elements of the performance include tap dancing and stripping. The performance contains adult language and nudity.
12th Street Beach, Miami Beach
April 6, 2014. 2pm
Performance by Pioneer Winter and Jared Sharon
Video and Editor : Heber Siqueiros
Music: Grandola by Studnitzky from Paris Lounge (Pres. Hotmix Radio)
End Credits : Zenit (mit Klaus Schulze) by Schiller
The Culture Click by Pioneer Winter and Jared Sharon will take place on the shoreline of 12th Street Beach, Miami Beach on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 2:00-2:05 PM. For this piece "Send Our Love to France" two men will lay on the shoreline and kiss passionately, while their bodies roll together in the surf, their love will be carried by the North Atlantic Ocean into the Bay of Biscay and absorbed by bodies on the Western banks of France.
France has been traditionally liberal with LGBTQ rights. With same-sex sexual activity largely legal since 1791 in France, Send Our Love to France is in response to that sort of progressiveness. While France has many credits as a country of equality, there have been incidents of racism and hate speech, as protesters of gay marriage place blame with a black justice minister, and heightened tensions continue. Send Our Love to France because they need all the love they can get.
Rhino Boy (2014), in-progress
Choreographed and performed by Pioneer Winter
Lighting Design and costume by Jared Sharon
Music: mix – ambient, Tanya Tagaq, Julius Fučík, Alva Noto
In this semi-autobiographical dance theater work, a rhinoceros seeks to become human by removing his horn so that he may walk among man. Support for this work has been provided in part by the Jennylyn Duany Light Bulb Honorarium through the Miami Light Project.