The collision of Politics and Art gives rise to a dystopian circus arena. Politicians are clowns, the Resistance is Burlesque, and minorities are flying aerialists and vaudevillian acts. Welcome to the world of Never Again under the Big Top. 6 Degrees premiers Never Again on September 21-23, 2018 at Midtown Arts and Theater Center, in the heart of Midtown Houston. Produced and choreographed by Toni Leago Valle, Never Again is an art commentary on the current political landscape in the Lone Star State. It emphasizes one point; that Texas Legislation has become increasingly hostile towards its diverse citizens - women, minorities, LGBTQ, and children. -more-Performed by a stellar cast, dancers portray the key players who orchestrate Texas politics – Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, Ted Cruz; and the Resistance groups opposing them. Ruby Leal, Ariel Montemayor, and Michelle Reyes appear in the Wendy Davis filibuster and as Burlesque Abortion advocates. Aerialists Davis Stumberg and Carlos Perez climb the uphill battle for LGTBQ equality. Lia Madrazo delivers a touching solo as a woman who lives in the shadows, labeled an “Angry Black Woman.” Kate Rash and Carlos Perez dance two sides of the #MeToo coin. Tyler Scarberry cracks a whip as the Santa Fe mass shooter. Kylie McIntyre and Mary Catherine McReynolds create mischief as devilish Texas Legislative puppets. Guest Aerialist Sean Lane pays tribute to the immigrant children being detained in Texas’ own backyard. Lighting Design is by Hudson Davis and Aerial Consulting by Amy Ell. Costumes commissioned by Judy Masliyah.
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