6103 NW 7th Ave Miami FL 33127
Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater & International Choreographer Randolph Ward present CAP@SRT: ‘Boys Will Be Boys.’
**This event contains adult language & content. Viewer discretion advised. **
The complexities of American masculinity and boyhood come to the stage in a theatrical, vulnerable, and powerful world premiere dance evening presented by international Choreographer Randolph Ward.
Boys Will be Boys is an emotionally charged evening of dance that dissects and investigates the effects of toxic-masculinity on American boyhood. Featuring a multi-disciplined and diverse cast of four dancers, alongside one of Miami’s hottest Drag Artists, CC Glitzer. The evening showcases contemporary dance, tap, dance theater, drag, and vogue dance culture.
In a “call-and-response” military cadence, performers enter the theater space marching and chanting in formation. Themes such as Military indoctrination, fraternity culture, pack mentality, and fear of femininity begin to take shape and set the narrative for the evening. “Man up”, “Boys don’t cry”, and “take it like a man”, can be heard and are vocalized by performers.
In his own words, choreographer Randolph Ward states, “this work takes inspiration from my own life as a young black gay male, growing up in Liberty City and studying classical ballet. This work confronts a world dominated by masculine toxicity and explores the question: where is it safe for a man to express, to be gentle, to cry, to be seen? The socialization of boys is one that fosters and normalizes violence. This evening peels back the mask of masculinity”.
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The performance runs 1 hour followed by a brief Q&A with Choreographer and Cast.