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A Place on the Dancefloor*
Brittani Broussard and Leticia Contreras, Marky DeSade, An’Marie Gill, House of Kenzo (Brexxxit and Grapefruit with music by LeDef), Devin Kenny, Neon Mavericks (Justin Butterfras and Mark Evans), T.J. Dedeaux-Norris aka Meka Jean, Santa Muerte (Sines and Panchitron), Danielle Quinn, and Jennif(f)er Tamayo.

This project was commissioned by CounterCurrent 2019.

Rich’s, Houston 
2401 San Jacinto St
April 9, 2019

Nightlife is not just a scene for entertainment. Clubs are intersections free from the repression and struggles of everyday life. Or at least they should be. – Honey Dijon, Artforum,Summer 2017

A Place on the Dancefloor brings together artists, dancers, and club scene icons from Houston and beyond for a night of performances that reflect on the ways in which cultural knowledge, unique to individual club cultures, is transmitted and archived through dance, gesture, fashion, and music. Each of the participating artist’s performances is informed by their direct relationship to disparate nightlife cultures, from Texas-style vogue and drag to New Orleans bounce and underground ChicanX house. Presented as a constellation of individual performances, A Place on the Dancefloor draws attention to the fluid nature of nightlife and club culture as social spaces wherein traditional notions of categorization, identity, and aesthetics are continually challenged, adapted, and evolved.

Participating artists include Brittani Broussard and Leticia Contreras, Marky DeSade, An’Marie Gill, House of Kenzo (Brexxxit and Grapefruit with music by LeDef), Devin Kenny, Neon Mavericks (Justin Butterfras and Mark Evans), T.J. Dedeaux-Norris aka Meka Jean, Santa Muerte (Sines and Panchitron), Danielle Quinn, and Jennif(f)er Tamayo

*The official project title was Ten Tiny Dances: Nightlife. This was a condition of the project, not a chosen title.