"I Transcender: The Gender Expression of Haitian Gods and Goddesses" (c) 2010. Created by MilDred Gerestant, the artist formerly known as DRED. Choreographed by the fabulous and talented Sokhna Heathyre Mabin!!! "I Transcender: The Gender Expression of Haitian Gods and Goddesses" is a mix of dance, poetry and music experiencing the spiritual dance expressions of the fabulous Haitian God/desses: sexy Danbala, cross dressing Baron Samedi and beautiful Erzulie. MilDred has performed internationaly, from college campuses including NYU, Penn State, Vassar, MIT, NYU, Amherst, and Smith College; to theaters such as Lincoln Center, and Henry Street Settlement. Cameos of her performance have been featured on HBO, MTV, and Oxygen television. She also appeared in the award-winning film "Venus Boyz." MilDred was featured on Go Magazine's "100 Women We Love”- Class of 2009 List, along with Ellen DeGeneres and Wanda Sykes. She was also awarded the 2009 Spirit Award, from OUTMusic, for 14 years of dedicated service through her acting & performing. MilDred has been featured in over 8 books including: Female Masculinity, Assume Nothing, Long Live the King: A Genealogy of Performative Genders, and Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order. MilDred is also a Yoga teacher, Reiki Practitioner, and Thai Yoga Massage Bodywork Practitioner and is available for private sessions. www.DredLove.com

Also in these three evenings wonderful Tantra Zawadi presents, "Soldier Blues" An exploration through word, music, and movement of the battlefield of the soul and heart. Soldier Blues is an interpretation through poem/movement, that examines the hearts and circumstances of Americans who enlist in the armed forces. The accompanying original sound track explores the "blues" which also has deep roots in American history. The music progresses as does the poem/video presentation; from the opening poem by Blis Blis, the mother who is praying for the safe return of her soldier girl, the lover-man longing for his woman back in the states, to the married mother who left her family behind. Soldier Blues, written and performed by Tantra-zawadi, was inspired by poet/musician Xavier Kemp and is a call for America to help our soldiers recover when they return home. Music created by Stevie Gee, Leviticus, Russ Mitkowski and BooBoo Cousins. Art work by Shanna Melton. Video edited by Oliver Covrett, XYAYX Multimedia with choreography by Von Jacobs. Tantra-zawadi, an award winning international poet, recording artist and filmmaker, is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She has performed in South Africa, London and Germany and her new documentary, "A Silent Genocide A Brief Insight Into HIV/AIDS" offers a glimpse into the lives of those living with HIV along with commentary by Betty Makoni, a 2009 Top Ten CNN Hero and founder of Girl Child Network Worldwide. For learn more about Ms. Zawadi or to view her documentary, please visit her on-line at www.tantra-zawadi.com.

Also introducing a new performance by Sokhna Heathyre Mabin!!! called snapshots from the underground forrest - 1 line description: snapshots from the underground forrest is a choreocollage of how this sister deals with betrayal, abandonment, revelation, joy, birth, healing & maintanance to a higher level of being. Performance description: snapshots from the underground forrest, is a choreocollage of music, dance, vocal soundings, poetry, & her reality - be it real or semi-fictitious. Working her way thru luv, betrayal, be(lie)fs, by way of the daily commitments, sokhna intuits how 2 alchemically transform the mundane 2 the sacred. sokhna heathyre mabin is a multi-artistic performance artist who uses her life experience, dance, music & trust to express her revelations...sokhna is the mother of 2 other multitalented, passionate artists, a doula, & yoga instructor.

WOW Cafe Theater is located at 59 East 4th street between 2nd and 3rd avenue
R train to 8th street
6 train to Astor Place or
F train to second avenue


Make reservations at 646 342 5660 - or mildred_gerestant@yahoo.com

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