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D'Lo in Ramble-Ations at Sandglass Theater    
Monday, December 03 2012 @ 08:36 PM GMT+4
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EntertainmentSandglass Theaterís Voices of Community and The AIDS Project of Southern Vermont proudly present on December 7-8 at 8pm DíLo in Ramble-Ations, a personal story from the cultural intersection of queer, hindu, hip-hop and family relationships.

DíLo, hailing fom LA, will be in residence at Sandglass for the week leading up to the performances on Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8 at 8pm. Tickets are $16 general and $13 for students and seniors and reservations can be made at 802-387-4051. This very special engagement is a co-production of Sandglass Theater and The Aids Project of Southern Vermont.

As America debates the state of its borders and threat of mass immigration, Ramble-Ations reminds us of the cultural tensions and synergies that define and affirm us as a nation. Performance/Theater artist D'Lo grew up queer in a Hindu Sri Lankan family in Los Angeles County while immersed in Hip Hop youth culture. This potpourri of influences, often at odds with each other, serves as the basis for the uproarious parade of personalities D'Lo brings to the stage.

"Queer Hindu Hip Hop--these three things make me but don't allow for one another. This is my attempt at fusing these elements of my being (and my imaginary friends) onto the stage," D'Lo remarks. DíLoís concerns are both deeply personal and universal. In small, delicate strokes, he reflects upon what it means to be a person of color, to be queer, and to be from an immigrant minority. In the broader composition, he raises a much larger question about what it means to live in America, where one's national, ethnic, and cultural lineage is constantly challenged by assimilation and normalization. These conflicts arise in confrontations with popular culture, as well as in friendships and familial relationships

Voices of Community: A Performance Series on Diversity, now in its 8th year, is presented by Sandglass Theater. Through performances and workshops, the series serves to create a sustained dialog between nationally acclaimed artists and our local community members about issues of diversity and identity. This presentation is made possible by funding from the National Performance Network and The Aids Project of Southern Vermont.

http://www.sandglasstheater.org

Friday and Saturday, December 7-8, 8pm
Tickets are $16 General / $13 Students and Seniors
reserve at 802-387-4051
or email info@sandglasstheater.org

 

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