October 23 – November 3, 2013

Check out the photos from Ivo Dimchev show

Goodbye André!

Raimund Hoghe

An Evening – Tribute to André von Ah 


Friday, October 25, at 8:00pm

New York Live Arts

60 minutes / $10 suggested donation (reservation required/cash only at door) / newyorklivearts.org

A special performance event created as a tribute to André von Ah, with elements from Raimund Hoghe’s homage-performance works on Judy Garland, Maria Callas, Joseph Schmidt and others.

This very special work will be presented only one time.

Raimund Hoghe, formerly a writer and journalist, spent his early career working for the German newspaper Die Zeit writing portraits on individuals ranging from those on the fringes of society to popular culture celebrities. These were later compiled into several books. In 1979, Hoghe wrote a piece on the late choreographer Pina Bausch for a theater periodical. This ignited a ten year collaboration, with Hoghe working as dramaturg for Bausch’s renowned Tanztheater Wuppertal from 1980 to 1990. Two more books on the subject followed.

In 1989, Hoghe began making his own work, creating theater works for a number of actors and dancers. 1992 saw the beginning of his longstanding collaboration with the minimalist artist Luca Giacomo Schulte, who he continues to work closely with today. He has made several solo and group works that have been presented across Europe, Japan, Australiaand the United States. He was awarded the Prix de la Critique in 2006, and in 2008, was named “Dancer of the Year” by the magazine Tanz. He lives in Düsseldorf.

Queer New York Festival opening in 1,2,3…

Queer New York International Arts Festival is opening with a premiere of P-Project by Ivo Dimchev. Please join us for drinks afterwards.

Ivo Dimchev
P-Project (U.S. premiere)
Wednesday, October 23, at 8:00pm
Abrons Arts Center Playhouse
60 minutes / $10 suggested donation / abronsartscenter.org

Acclaimed Bulgarian artist Ivo Dimchev, known for his provocative performance works that explore connections between tragedy and humor and one’s personal sense of modesty, opens the festival with P-Project. Ivo Dimchev has an unusually strong stage presence, empowered by the immaculate feeling for timing, which allow him to find security on stage that invites the audience to trust him as an artist, but also to fear what may arrive during the performance, as it is clearly all set up that it can go in any direction. All this comes from Dimchev’s intuitive sense of playing with expectations of the spectators, displaying a body on stage may seem like the simplest artistic tool, but giving it depth, tragedy, humanity and life is where all the difference is. That tension is what makes the audience never forget performances by Dimchev, and what allows the artist to develop work that feeds off of and nourishes that very communication between the artist and his audience. Selected as one of the best theater performances for 2012 by Nachtkritik-Theatertreffen, P-Project is an interactive performance based on “P” words such as People (i.e., police, painters, prostitutes), Piano, Poetry, and Poppers. With this work, Dimchev confronts taboos surrounding money, value, and content authority, inviting audience participation and testing the audience’s creativity and desire for risk-taking.

Ivo Dimchev’s work is an extreme and colorful mix of performance art, dance, theater, music, text, and visual elements. He is the author of more than thirty performances presented across Europe and North America. He has received numerous international dance and theater awards, including the Iron Medal for Contemporary Art “Vencislav Zankov” (2013), and a Bessie Award nomination for Lili Handel (2011). After his master’s studies at DasArts Academy in Amsterdam, Dimchev moved to Brussels and opened his own performance space, Volksroom, where he presents young international artists. Dimchev is a master teacher at the National Theater Academy in Budapest, and founding director of Humarts foundation in Bulgaria. He is currently Artist in Residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels, and the 2013 mentor of the danceWEB scholarship program for ImPulsTanz in Vienna.

The QNYIAF 2013 brochure is up

Queer New York International Arts Festival 2013 brochure is available for download on this link.

Be an intern at QNYIAF

Queer New York International Arts Festival is announcing internship opportunities. Internships start October 16 (the festival takes place Oct 23 – November 3, 2013 at multiple venues throughout New York City). Ideally, interns will be available every day for at least 2 hours for the duration of the internship, although we are happy to negotiate the hours and commitments – but due to our capacity to train and involve interns in our daily work, preference will be given to those that have more time available. Internships are unpaid.

Social Media Intern

This internship is ideal for someone studying communications, public relations or media.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

- Preparing newsletters, building mailing lists, updating different communication channels and tweeting / fb-ing, etc.
- Uploading photos, reviews and content on festival channels.
- Live blogging / tweeting special events + generating interest for the festival through online (and) social media

Production intern

This internship is a great opportunity to develop skills in event coordination as Queer New York hosts a number of different events, from intimate receptions to large public performances. Candidates will need to be available for shifts that can include late nights as well as daytimes during the Festival, in addition to some weekdays before the Festival.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

- Preparing or sourcing materials and supplies for events, preparing evening programs and hand-outs
- Handling backstage needs for the artists
- Working with volunteers, front of house people, etc.

Guest Services Intern

This internship is a great opportunity to develop skills in guest relations, customer service and event coordination. Some evenings and weekends may be required during the Festival, as well as weekdays before and during the Festival.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

- Preparing welcome packages and materials with information for international festival guests
- Coordinating arrivals and departures of guests and managing their schedules while in New York (rehearsals, special events, press duties, etc.)
- Helping with daily needs of guests in terms of organizing transfers / travel / any unforeseen situation in relation to their being at the festival


To apply, please send a short bio and a letter of interest (up to 300 words each) to dina@QueerNY.org

In your application please state your availability.

Queer New York International Arts Festival 2013 – get queer all across New York City!

The second edition of the Queer New York International Arts Festival—a festival of contemporary performance and visual art that explores and broadens the concept of “queer” (in) art—will take place from Wednesday, October 23 through Sunday, November 3, at multiple venues throughout New York City. The 2013 festival features an exciting lineup of some of the most innovative artists of our time, many of whom are presenting their work in New Yorkfor the first time. QNYIA 2013 is produced and curated by Zvonimir Dobrović and the late André von Ah.

The Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIA) was created to expand the parameters of reading all that queer performance can be and mean. The concept proposes a reinvented definition of queer that can serve as a wider platform for excellence in the arts, one that is capable of tracking, discovering, and interpreting new trends. In addition to challenging societal norms and artistic practices, the festival repositions queerness by presenting artists whose work deals not only with gender and identity (i.e., expected queer issues), but with a wider range of personal, social, and aesthetic phenomena inside this new container for otherness.

Over two weeks QNYIA will present 20 dance, theater, music, installation, and visual arts productions. The first week features performances by Bulgarian performance artist Ivo Dimchev, Italian-based artist collective Sineglossa, New York performance and nightlife stars Shane Shane and Heather Litteer, UAE and New York-based visual-performance artist CHOKRA, American playwright Dan Fishback, German choreographer Antonia Baehr, Poland-based artist collective SUKA OFF, Brazilian performance and visual artist Gabriela Mureb, visual and performance artist Antoni Karwowski from Poland, and choreographer-performer Raimund Hoghe from Germany. The second week features performances by dance artist Bruno Isaković from Croatia, Portland-based visual artist and writer Daniel Duford, Croatian experimental circus duo Room 100, artist Bojana Radulović from Montenegro, choreographer-dancer Eisa Jocson from the Philippines, Colombia-based installation/performance artist Guillermo Riveros, and choreographer Ângelo Madureira from Brazil. The festival also includes the Queer Art New Music Series, with performances by M Lamar, Max Steele, Enid Ellen, and Nath Ann Carrara; a film screening and talkback with David Weissman; and a series of discussions and other public programs.

QNYIA 2013 is presented in partnership with the Abrons Arts Center―the festival’s hub—with additional performances and events at Grace Exhibition Space & Gallery, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, La MaMa, ETC., Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, The New School, and Participant INC.

QNYIA 2013 is presented with major support from the Alphawood Foundation. Additional support is provided by AbronsArtsCenter, Amat-Associazione Marchigiana Attivita Teatrali, Art Matters, Croatian Ministry of Culture, City of Zagreb, Montenegrin Ministry of Culture, Nationales Performance Netz, Oregon Arts Commission, Petrobras, and Zagreb Tourist Board.

The 2013 festival is dedicated to the memory of André von Ah (March 20, 1987-September 11, 2013), co-founder and curator of QNYIA. A research and development grant supporting queer art has been established in his name.


Performance and Event Calendar

Wednesday, October 23:

8:00pm:       Abrons Playhouse, Ivo Dimchev (Bulgaria), P-Project


Thursday, October 24:

3:00pm:       Abrons Underground, David Weissman, Film Screening and Talk

5:00pm:       Participant INC., Shane Shane/Heather Litteer (USA), Good Morning, Queer New York!

7:30pm:       Abrons Experimental, CHOKRA (USA/ UAE), Zawaj Al Khaleej (Gulf Marriage)

8:00pm:       Abrons Playhouse, Sineglossa (Italy), Remember Me

8:30pm:       Abrons Playhouse, Sineglossa (Italy), Remember Me

9:00pm:       Abrons Playhouse, Sineglossa (Italy), Remember Me


Friday, October 25:

7:00pm:       Abrons Experimental, Antonia Baehr (Germany), Laugh

7:30pm:       Joe’s Pub, Dan Fishback (USA), The Material World

8:00pm:       New York Live Arts, Raimund Hoghe (Germany), A Tribute to André von Ah

9:30pm:        Grace Exhibition Space, SUKA OFF (Poland), TransFera 1.5; Gabriela Mureb (Brazil), Untitled Performance; Antoni Karwowski (Poland), Burning Collection

9:30pm:       Joe’s Pub, Dan Fishback (USA), The Material World


Saturday, October 26:

2:305:45pm:The New School – Panel Discussions

8:00pm:       Abrons Playhouse, Raimund Hoghe (Germany), An Evening with Judy

10:00pm:       La MaMa, M Lamar (USA), Surveillance: Punishment and the Black Psyche


Sunday, October 27:

5:30pm:       La MaMa, Shane Shane (USA), Liquid Nonsense

7:00pm:       Abrons Experimental, SUKA OFF (Poland), Red Dragon

8:00pm:       Abrons Playhouse, Bruno Isaković (Croatia), Denuded


Monday, October 28:

11am–7pm:   AbronsGarden, Daniel Duford (USA), Ringing the Temple Bell

8:30pm:       Abrons Playhouse, Ângelo Madureira (Brazil), Delirio

9:30pm:       Abrons Experimental, SUKA OFF (Poland), Red Dragon


Tuesday, October 29:

11am–7pm:   AbronsGarden, Daniel Duford (USA), Ringing the Temple Bell

8:30pm:       Abrons Underground, Room 100 (Croatia), C8H11NO2


Wednesday, October 30:

11am–7pm:   AbronsGarden, Daniel Duford (USA), Ringing the Temple Bell

8:30pm:       Abrons Underground, Room 100 (Croatia), C8H11NO2

9:30pm:       Abrons Experimental, Eisa Jocson (Philippines), Macho Dancer


Thursday, October 31:

9:30pm:       Abrons Experimental, Eisa Jocson (Philippines), Macho Dancer


Friday, November 1:

7:30pm:       The Invisible Dog, Bojana Radulović (Montenegro), Air Doll

10:00pm:      La MaMa, Enid Ellen (USA), The Birth of Enid Ellen


Saturday, November 2:

6:00pm:       LeslieLohmanMuseum, Guillermo Riveros (Colombia), A Dorado

10:00pm:      La MaMa, Nath Ann Carrera (USA) with special guest MC Dan Fishback


Sunday, November 3:

5:30pm:         La MaMa, Max Steele (USA), BODYHIGH


Venue Information


The Abrons Arts Center

466 Grand Street(atPitt Street),Manhattan




Grace Exhibition Space & Gallery

840 Broadway, 2nd Floor (at13th Street),Brooklyn




The Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street(between Smith and Court Streets), Brooklyn




Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater

425 Lafayette Street(betweenEast 4th StreetandAstor Place),Manhattan







La MaMa, ETC.

74A East 4th Street (between Bowery andSecond Avenue),Manhattan




Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

26 Wooster Street(between Grand and Canal Streets),Manhattan




The New School for Public Engagement


55 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues),Manhattan



New York Live Arts

219 West 19th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues),Manhattan




Participant INC.

253 East Houston Street(betweenNorfolkandSuffolkStreets),Manhattan



Selected Application for the QNYI 2013 Ed.

CHOKRA CHOKRA is a performance artist form the United Arab Emirates based in New York and his work is situated at the intersection of electronic and hyper-sensory art. Combining multi-lingual scripts of algorithmic video with poetic rhymes in Arabic, Urdu and English, CHOKRA’s performances accelerate performance dynamics through narratives that transcend internationalism or global rhetorics. As all inviting live theatrical celebrations, CHOKRA’s work features a unique command of Khaleej (Arabian Gulf) ceremony as hybrid spectacles that engulf audiences with surrealistic imagery, digital/analogue sound, aromatic Arabian oils, vivid explosions of bright pigments, neon pyromania, flares, flowers and crushed gold.

We are glad to be able to support CHOKRA and welcome him into this year’s program.


The QNYI Team


“[The QNYI] line up is tantalizing…
a performance and visual art feast.”
The New York Times

“A provocative new event.”
Out Magazine

“Our new favorite NYC happening.”

The Queer New York International Arts Festival 2013 invites NYC based artists in the field of performing arts (theater, dance, performance art) to send proposals for works to be staged for the first time during the festival (between October 22 – November 3, 2013).

Supporting, fostering and engaging the local community is one of the main missions of the QNYIA festival.

The maximum amount that the festival provides to cover the expenses of producing and presenting the selected work is 1500 USD, including all artistic and technical costs. The detailed budget lines will be subsequently decided on in direct conversation with the artist.

The applications should contain:

-       Resume with contact details (no more than 1 page)

-       Statement of interest (no more than 1 page)

-       Concept note about the proposed performance (no more than 1 page)

-       Other  (these can be photos, videos and other media – no more than 5 files)

-       Initial budget (including estimate of number of technicians and hours of work)

The deadline for applications is August 20, 2013 and the selected artists will be announced on our website (www.queerny.org) by September 1, 2013. Applications and supporting materials should be sent inside a zipped folder containing the name of the artist to apply@queerny.org

Festival’s concept note:

The QNYIA Festival opens up space to a new understanding of queer that redefines what has become the preconceived, expected and very stereotypic notion of the term. Queer art became widely seen as marginalized aesthetic lacking relevance or artistic innovation. This perspective is approached by an empowered new concept of queer as a wider platform for excellence in arts, capable of tracking, discovering and interpreting new trends and reinventing queer to be both socially and politically relevant while daring to speak openly about the norms that constitute society and artistic practices. By this redefinition, it becomes possible and necessary to present artists whose work deals not only with gender and identities (i.e. expected queer issues), but with different aspects of personal, social and other norms, disabilities, ethnicities and race to name a few.

This need to constantly widen the meaning of queer comes from a reductionist process of its potential that has systematically been taking place in academia, arts and activism. Therefore, Queer New York International is a festival that champions but aims also beyond the classic iconic readings of queerness through gender / feminist / glittery or sexual identity prism.

Queer at last to be seen as symbolic capital to be added to the work rather than a limiting definition.

We seek artists and works that challenge the current position of queer arts in the artistic, political and private worlds.

The Queer New York International Arts Festival has a home at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002.


QNYI 2013

The next Queer New York International Arts Festival will take place from October 22 – November 2, 2013. We keep strong on our idea of challenging and re-thinking the many meanings of “queer” in the arts. We are preparing an exciting international program. In 2013 we are welcoming the participation of local, New York based artistic, activist and academic community and invite everyone to please get in touch with us if you have ideas, wishes, dreams that you feel could be developed together with QNYI festival. And if you wish to support the festival in any way.

Email us at: andre@queerny.org

Find us on Facebook and keep up to date with our latest news!

Follow QNYI Artistic Co-diretor André von Ah’s blog on the Huffington Post

COD / Company Olivier Dubois and QNY

The COD / Company Olivier Dubois is looking for one young and extremely beautiful male dancer between 21 and 25 years old to be part of the performance «Prêt à Baiser» (ready to kiss) organised by the French Highlights, French Institute and ONDA.
The premiere will take place at The Invisible Dog on the 13th of January.
Serious Dance or physical theatre skills are requested.
The Queer New York International Arts Festival is supporting the company Olivier Dubois with the presentation of the performance and the audition.

Audition date:
10th of January in NYC
Audition schedule and address will be sent through an invitation.

Please send your CV and a picture at: audition@olivierdubois.org 

More informations on www.olivierdubois.org
facebook: olivierduboisfacebookk@hotmail.fr

Information on The Invisible dog


information on Queer New York International Arts Festival


Queer New York International Arts Festival is presented in partnership with Abrons Arts Center and with support from the Alphawood Foundation Chicago; Amat-Associazione Marchigiana Attovota Teatrali; Art Matters; City of Zagreb; City of Split; Croatian Ministry of Culture; Montenegrin Ministry of Culture; Nationales Perfomance Netz; Oregon Arts Comission; Petrobras; Zagreb Tourist Board.

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