About This Artist

Javier Stell-Fresquez (Chican@, Tigua & Piro Native), Ivan “Ivy” Monteiro (Brasil), and Davia Amerasu Spain (San Francisco Bay Area native), compose a trinity of young, fierce, POC femme artists. Our collective expertise spans theater, sound and video production, dance, and organizing, as well as drag, among other forms that our queer ancestors developed in queer nightlife spaces, and backyard family barbecues.

Applying intersectional and intertribal methods, we set our triune gaze on the landfill that is our present society. Holding up umbilical and ancestral knowledge as we decolonize the future, our very existence and emergent voices defy neocolonialism, white supremacy, and patriarchy.

©Yvonne M. Portra

©Yvonne M. Portra

About This Project

Mother The Verb is a Queer/Trans performance dance, produced and created by Ivan Monteiro (Brasil), Javier Stell-Fresquez (Chican@ originally from El Paso, Tigua & Piro Native), and Davia Amerasu Spain (San Francisco Bay Area native), a trinity of young, fierce, POC femmes fucking up post-colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy one breath at a time. This trinity will be making a new experimental performance piece exploring the glorification and damnation of our many mothers, asking how we can transcend the toxins flowing in our bodies and societies.


Follow their progress and community work at Facebook.com/MotherTheVerb

 

Upcoming Events

Swivel:Hinge:Return

Wax Poets
Thu-Sat, Mar 1-3, 8pm

Barley Sculpture at Block Fest

Tan Sirinumas
Fri, Mar 2, 3pm-5pm

CounterPulse Festival

At CounterPulse, The Lab, and The Stud with associated events at SFMOMA as part of Open Space's winter season Limited Edition
Wed-Sun, Mar 14-18

Super Lab

Kinetech Arts
Wed, Mar 14, 9-10pm

Archived Events

Blessed Unrest: an arts and social justice festival

Crescent Moon Theater Productions
Sat, Feb 24, 11am-6:15pm

Social Table

Adaptive Path in partnership with CounterPulse
Thu, Feb 22, 6pm-8pm

Dance Lovers 7

James Graham Dance Theatre
Thu-Sat, Feb 8-10, 8pm

Blog Roll

  • CounterPulse Spring 2018 Season Announcement

    CounterPulse is launching into a mind-bending spring season with a series of performances that activate cultural pluralism through human-scale movements and bodily resistance. In spring 2018 we navigate through interplanetary time as lovers and cultural vanguards. Kicking things off in February, the legendary Kei Takei returns to San Francisco for a rare three nights of […]

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  • An Offering to Past and Future Ancestors

    The Performing Diaspora residency at CounterPulse returned this year with two works mapping the connection between ancestry, queer identity, and tradition asking, ‘How do we collaborate with the force of the unseen? How we can transcend the toxins flowing in our bodies and societies?’ The residency creates a platform for artists of color to tell […]

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  • wild child in residence at CounterPulse

    Combining pompous burlesque acts with intimate confessions, ,wild child” blurs the line between natural and artificial, authenticity and masquerade, reality and fantasy. The performer morphs from one character to the next and reenacts past encounters to discover what sexual desire is. They play with femininity and other gender roles to unveil the joy, fear, shame, violence, […]

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  • Who are your Lxs Desaparecidxs?

    Questions to Consider (proposed by Randy):   Who are your Lxs Desaparecidxs? In what ways has being in this process shifted your own creative practice, if at all? Where do you see the piece going next and how do you see the work evolving? What questions have persisted since the process began and what new […]

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