Diva Practice (Solo) By Kaj-Anne Pepper
SPACE is pleased to present DIVA PRACTICE (solo) by Kaj-anne Pepper. In June 2017, Kaj-anne Pepper spent two weeks at SPACE workshopping a performance in development as part of their Diva Practice Research Tour. The artist returns to the residency this winter, bringing the finished show back to Maine.
DIVA PRACTICE (Solo) is a performance about drag queens dancing with uncertainty, technology and identity. Being fabulous takes… practice!
Choreographer Kaj-anne Pepper aka “Pepper Pepper” peels back the psyche and archetype of “Diva” in an interactive multimedia dance of labor, hysteria and potentiality.
DIVA PRACTICE is an ongoing project exploring drag, identity and performance. The project developed during a tour of residencies through Oregon, Louisiana, Maine, Texas and Georgia and New Hampshire with support from The MacDowell Artist Colony, RACC Regional Arts and Culture Council, Oregon Cultural Trust, Caldera Artist-In-Residence Program, The Lucky Penny, Pelican Bomb, and SPACE Gallery.
“So Spice They Named Her Twice” Kaj-anne’s drag persona “Pepper Pepper” is a humorous yet thoughtful gender-bending MC and entertainer. Together they explore vulnerability, artifice, and identity while turning tragic into magic and trauma into drama.
Pepper has premiered hybridized dance/theatre work at RISK/REWARD, DANCE+ The Headwater’s Theatre, PICA’s T:BA festival, Performance Works Northwest, and internationally at OFF! Biennale Budapest. Pepper has exhibited 2D, 3D, and installation work at Linfield College and at The Budapest Art Fair.
Follow Kaj-anne Pepper on Instagram – @thepepperpepper