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Queer Dance Party with Amy Cousins
Saturday, October 7
9 to 11pm
Co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies
Cousins’ new artworks, such as the queer dance party she will stage at University Galleries, are inspired by more recent activism, including the LGBTQIA+ activists’ public dance party outside of Vice President Mike Pence’s house, which inspired subsequent guerilla dance parties at the homes of Senator Mitch McConnell and Ivanka Trump, the Texas State Capitol in Austin, and the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia during the 2017 Republican Congressional Retreat. Cousins states that she is moved by the “decidedly queer ingenuity and playfulness in addressing such serious and heavy issues,” believing that “resurfacing and celebrating this history seems paramount to how we shape our contemporary political queer landscape today.”
This event is sponsored by the Harold K. Sage Foundation and the Illinois State University Foundation Fund. Programs at University Galleries are sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. The artist reception is co-sponsored by Hyatt Place, Bloomington-Normal. The dance party is co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies.