FF Fundwinner 2004
at Dixon Place,
Tuesday July 20th, 9:30pm

July 8, 2004

CONTACT: Vivian Babuts
tel: 917-325-0532


Downtown performance artist and photographer, and 2003-04 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipient, Vivian Babuts debuts her first full-length solo performance show for one monstrously divine evening as part of Dixon Place's HOT! Festival: NYC Celebration of Queer Culture.

as part of Queer Fests NYC


Created, Written, and Performed by Vivian Babuts
Tuesday July 20th, 9:30pm
Dixon Place
258 Bowery (between Houston & Prince), NYC
Tickets: $12 in advance (at $15 at door, $10 students & seniors
Reservations (strongly recommended): 212-219-0736

Vivian Babuts, bares her consummated hermAphroditic soul in this hairy-raising collection of raw and provocative live performances exploring the powerful role of the "Other" in our society - and in ourselves, and our simultaneous attraction and revulsion toward this monster of our own creation. The work expresses the powerlessness and rage, as well as the determination and empowerment accompanying her/it/our attempts for survival and a voice in this highly charged time/space reality we know as our current contemporary world.
All the distinctions we thought we could count on, like fantasy and reality, private and public, male and female, straight and gay, are all crumbling like the tall towering egos of our past. And as we run for our lives! - we're headed directly toward an age of enlightenment.
Queer, but true.

Vivian Babuts was born in Syracuse, NY - the daughter of Romanian immigrants. She has performed her solo works and exhibited her photographs over the years in various venues in New York City; Syracuse, NY; and Uzdin, Serbia; including Dixon Place, WOW Cafe Theater, LaMama Theater Annex, I Gallery, and Light Work Gallery. She is many things - including the love of your life.

"A radical and brilliantly executed red-carpet performance of monstrously divine proportions."
- one might call it

This performance is made possible in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, supported by the Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.