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The World Premiere of I call him.he[R].


Please join Okwae A. Miller & Artists for the World Premiere of I call him.he[R] this November 16-18 at The Bakery Atlanta. This fall, we will offer three evening-length performances of a succulent trio of dancers set to a dynamic score by Ulysses Chapman. 

Each performance will be followed by a brief reception to mingle with the artists and learn of efforts of local organizations who represent the greater cultural community of Atlanta. 

General Admission: $10
For questions please email: okwae.miller@gmail.com

Location: The Bakery Atlanta
Address: 825 Warner Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Performance Dates & Times: Friday through Sunday, November 16th, 17th & 18th.

About The Work:
i call him. he[R] is a collaborative choreographic installation cataloguing the crosscurrent pressures of black male masculinity and the identity politics of black gay men. Acknowledging sexuality as the medium by which we associate maleness, this work highlights how social behaviors both align and color outside the lines of heteronormative standards of masculinity. Okwae A. Miller & Artists will design an interactive movement performance by referencing notable sources such as the American documentary Paris Is Burning; a compilation of narratives from the text Black Gay Man: Essays by Robert Field; and the research study Black Male Masculinity Matters in Attitudes toward Gay Males by scholars Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr., PhD and Juan Battle, PhD. This experience will also advocate health and wellness, and intersect the impact of individuals infected with HIV/AIDS.

In collaboration with Atlanta-based artist, Lighting Designer, Noah Hill; Okwae A. Miller will render a contemporary "ballroom"' experience with a compilation of snapshots, narratives and moving images from LGBT men win the Atlanta cultural community. The collection will the highlight the diverse spectrum of representations of social identities and gender roles, by which members of our community categorize themselves, from hyper-masculine men to transgender women. Additionally, this work investigates the social anthropology of how heterosexism informs social behaviors and internal relationships within the black gay community.

i call him. he[R] is designed with a congregational edge to promote a scene activated by audience interaction and migration set to a sound score curated by Ulysses Chapman. 

The production of i call him. he[R] is supported through Fulton County Arts Council.

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