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CONFUSIONS (U.S. PREMIERE)
This must-see performance is happening on the opening night of the Queer New York International Arts Festival which returns to Abrons Art Center for the third year. The goal of the festival has been to bring diverse and provocative queer performances from around the world and to broaden “the traditional concept of “queer” (in) art, challenging perceptions about what queer is — and can be.” Each year we try to see as many performances as we can because there’s a lot of good stuff. I met with the curator last week and he told me that this performance is extra special. The two part performance, Confusions, is brought to us by a “highly innovative” Croatian theater director, Branko Brezovec and is going to be the first time that it’s been performed in the States. “Confusions was conceived as a radical theatre experiment...The novel follows the vicissitudes of young military school student Törless, whose confused moral complicity with his classmates, via brutality such as torture and rape, reveal the dark side of homoerotic relationships.” Sounds heavy right? Well I am not going to add anything else because you should go and experience it for yourself. Go and see this and many others from this amazing festival — you’ll be tweeting us “Thank You” soon.