Grant Recipient Details

Location

Miami, FL

Artist
Pioneer Winter Collective, Miami, FL
Project Title
Birds of Paradise
Fiscal Year Awarded
2020
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount
$45,000

Birds of Paradise is a dance-theater work directed by Pioneer Winter, enacted as a ‘tropical militia’ of queer-identifying South Florida dancers, performance artists, and designers. Motivated by the forced anonymity of queer resistance, it rejects an abridged gay history that memorializes efforts of some and erases others. Multiracial and intergenerational engagement will purge praise and protest, celebration and rage, within a shared physicality that draws imagery from military and pride marches, drag pageantry, and other radical forms of assemblage. Birds of Paradise seeks out a new mythology to gain control over both the story and rhythm by which we march - or fly. Birds of Paradise premieres October 2020 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida.

Estimated Artist Fee: $17,000/performance; $22,000/week.

Presenter Partners

  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Miami, FL)
  • Dance Place (Washington, DC)
  • Wilson Center, Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington, NC)

Tour Coordinator

Loris Bradley, Independent Producer
tel 540-521-5663