SENTINEL

  1. SENTINEL is a response to the political climate, grappling with issues of surveillance, profiling, and the ever-growing domestic alienation of diverse bodies. Six site-specific solos will take place in politically potent, public landmarks across the five boroughs in September 2017 – February 2018. Spotlighted in magenta clay from head to toe, the dancers are intended to reverberate the political underpinnings of each location and of each performer regarding her/his/their lived experience as an “other”, targeted body.

    Its cast of performers calls attention to a diversity of perspectives and vulnerable experiences regarding social marginalization, particularly responding to the impact of the new federal administration. Their personal stories are paired with local incidents of injustice [oftentimes neglected or reduced by the press due to the upsurge of media], aiming to address serious tensions surrounding matters of sex, gender, race, faith, and the combination thereof.

    Choreography: Danielle Russo
    Film: Luke Ohlson
    Makeup Design: Marc Witmer
    Costume Design: Jenny Lai
    Performance, thus far: Cesar Brodermann, Kayla Farrish, Jason Collins, Roya Carreras

    For more information, please visit drpp.nyc/sentinel.

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  2. The majority of unjust arrests resultant of the January 25th Executive Order ICE Raids neglecting New York City’s sanctuary status have occurred in Staten Island. ICE Raids in north shore neighborhoods such as Port Richmond have specifically targeted Mexican immigrants. Cesar's solo soaks in his experiences as a gay Mexican immigrant, most especially right now. For more information, please visit drpp.nyc/sentinel.

    Choreography & Direction by Danielle Russo
    Performance by César Brodermann
    Makeup by Marc Witmer
    Costume Design by Jenny Lai
    Film by Luke Ohlson

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  3. "This era of politics wants to separate us...I have been in New York City for almost 4 years now, but I remember feeling scared of people on the street and even feared being overlooked after the election results. Coming from a Mexican family where being gay was not an option, I have always been scared of being 'too gay' or 'too different'. New York City became a place where I could hold myself without the risk of judgement, but after last November I felt uncertain about behaving the way I did everyday, if I could still hold my best friend's hand on the street." (César Brodermann)

    Choreography & Direction by Danielle Russo
    Performance by César Brodermann
    Makeup by Marc Witmer
    Costume Design by Jenny Lai
    Film by Luke Ohlson

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  4. "The color magenta has always held vulnerable meaning for me. They teach you when you are young that color can 'define' your gender. At the start of my performance in Staten Island, there was this little kid and he asked if I was gay. At this point in my life, I don't even think about my response. After I say yes, he goes, 'Ew, he's gay--let's go,' telling his friends. I felt so attacked but also speechless. What do you tell a 7-year-old kid that already hates? It's about discussion, education, and focusing on younger generations. At the end of the day, we are all human beings." (César Brodermann) For more information, please visit drpp.nyc/sentinel.

    Choreography & Direction by Danielle Russo
    Performance by César Brodermann
    Makeup by Marc Witmer
    Costume Design by Jenny Lai
    Film by Luke Ohlson

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SENTINEL

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SENTINEL is a response to the political climate, grappling with issues of surveillance, profiling, and the ever-growing domestic alienation of diverse bodies. Site-specific solos take place in politically potent, public landmarks across the five boroughs…


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SENTINEL is a response to the political climate, grappling with issues of surveillance, profiling, and the ever-growing domestic alienation of diverse bodies. Site-specific solos take place in politically potent, public landmarks across the five boroughs of NYC. Spotlighted in magenta clay from head to toe, the dancers are intended to reverberate the political underpinnings of each location and of each performer regarding her/his/their lived experience as a targeted body. drpp.nyc/sentinel

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