Pioneers Go East Collective presents the second edition of the Out-FRONT! Festival. Centering LGBTQ and feminist voices, the festival features the work of artists exploring bold new performance modes for a lively exchange of art and culture. The 2024 festival features performances by Arthur Aviles and Collaborators, Joey Kipp with Pioneers Go East Collective, Christopher Unpezverde Núñez, Jason Anthony Rodriguez, Paz Tanjuaquio, Ogemdi Ude, and Annie MingHao Wang, as well as films by Fana Fraser, Omega X, and Tourmaline. The festival will also include two workshops: a teen voguing workshop with Jason Anthony Rodriguez, and a storytelling through dance workshop for older adults taught by Magda Kaczmarska.
“This year’s festival brings together 10 extraordinary multigenerational artists whose socially engaged practices explore issues of race, gender, disability, grief, migration, and our collective humanity in ways that continue to inspire us,” said Gian Marco Riccardo Lo Forte, Artistic Director, Pioneers Go East Collective. “We created Out-FRONT! to both celebrate artists with community-driven approaches to art- making and to offer them a platform to share their work with audiences during the Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference, an opportunity we hope provides new connections and sparks a positive dialogue about creative participation in shared spaces.”
The 2024 Out-FRONT! Festival will take place January 10-20, 2024, in partnership with The LGBT Community Center (208 West 13th Street, between 7th and Greenwich Avenues) and Abrons Arts Center as part of its @Abrons Series (466 Grand Street, corner of Pitt Street).