'Two Arrabalesques: A Surrealist Café'
A celebration of the carnivalistic and provocative work created by Fernando Arrabal featuring poetry, cabaret interventions, and impromptu performances, as part of the Performa 13’s Surrealist Weekend.
The singular work of Paris-based Spanish ﬁlmmaker and poet Fernando Arrabal deﬁes categorization, utilizing humor, shock, and confrontation while embracing excess, irrationality, and the grotesque. In a celebration of his provocative oeuvre, Performa and Martin E. Segal Center, CUNY host two evenings of poetry, cabaret interventions, and impromptu performances at the Bowery Poetry Club, all presided over by this legendary and controversial ﬁgure.
These Two Arrabalesques will feature unexpected juxtapositions, confounding non-sequiturs, and raucously liberated psyches.
Participating poest, musicians and artists include Todd Colby, Joseph Keckler, Jacolby Satterwhite, Jamie Isenstein, Cyril Duval.
About Fernando Arrabal
Fernando Arrabal (born 1932), is a Spanish playwright, screenwriter, film director, novelist and poet who settled in Paris, forming the anarchic Panic Movement with Alejandro Jodorowsky and Roland Topor there in 1962. This second generation Surrealist group took inspiration from Luis Buñuel and Antonin Artaud to create spectacular happenings and theatrical events with the goal of employing Surrealism to explore fundamental, primal concerns, following the dilution of the movement into mainstream culture.
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