YO OBSOLETE embodies visual imagery that touches on gender identity, male stereotypical behavior, gendered toys, fetishism and pop culture. It is a visual and kinesthetic collage based on childhood experiences integrating movement with a performing object. The dancers’ unselfconscious abandonment simultaneously reminded us of the precious and formative secrets of childhood identity formation, while also serving as an ultimate homage to the present. ~The Dance Enthusiast~
YO OBSOLETE is a choreographic memoir based on personal recollections, reminiscences and childhood memories including boyhood bonding, cross dressing, gender identity and incomprehension.
A bright pink remote control car is the centerpiece for the performance. It combines the shape of a traditionally masculine toy with the symbolism of a traditionally known feminine color.
The piece reclaims elements of the queer and pop culture to deconstruct toxic stereotypes of gender identity.
Concept, movement, set and intervened object: Christopher Núñez
Performers: Christopher Núñez, Mario Galeano, Alfonso Castro
Costumes: Christopher Núñez, Branden Charles Wallace
Images by Johnathan Lewis.