On February 27th, CRIMSON GLOW is thrilled to present Po’Chop, Shea Couleé, Kokumo and The Tenderloins in black as eye wanna be, a performance in honor of Black History Month. black as eye wanna be is a performance art piece that seeks to explore and edify the current state of black feminism through music, dance, and audience participation. The evenings’ performers request that attendees bring a small token representing their own relationship with oppression, either experienced or witnessed.
Known as the B.A.M.F of burlesque, Po’Chop is one savory slice sure to leave your mouth watering for more. Having been marinated in over 10 years of dance training, this juicy tenderloin combines story-telling, dance, and elements of theatre to create performances that are described by Chicago critics as “…the most provocative symbol of might onstage..It was as if Po’Chop had captured lightning in a bottle and the bottle was herself.” To see Po’Chop in action visit the ‘Take a Bite’ section for upcoming performances. Po’Chop! The meat, so sweet, even vegetarians want to a eat.
KOKUMO is the CEO/Founder of KOKUMOMEDIA INC. KOKUMOMEDIA INC. is a Black transwoman run and operated multimedia production company that uses music, film, theatre, and literature to illuminate experiences of the TGI community of color. KOKUMOMEDIA INC. specializes in art from the perspectives of Black transwomen. For more information feel free to visit KOKUMOMEDIA.COM
Shea Couleé is equal part Bougie and Banjee. At the tender age of 15, she was spotted by an Ebony Fashion Fare talent scout, and her modeling career took off. She graduated Summa Cum Loudly from the Top Model School For Girls. Now in Chicago, she’s working towards being the FIERCEST Drag MC in the Windy City. You can catch her playing haus with @TrannikaRex and the girls at ‘Trannika’s Most Wanted’ at Scarlet Bar Chicago. Or hanging out at the Dunkin Doughnuts at Clark and Belmont. So Tweet me maybe?
CRIMSON GLOW (Claire Arctander & Latham Zearfoss) creates a space for femminess and feminists who want to dance to, and sing along with, amazing woman-made music from all genres. CRIMSON GLOW is committed in equal measures to allowing engagement with the work of innovative musical pioneers and fostering dance party enjoyment. CRIMSON GLOW is inspired by queer dance parties like Chances Dances and feminist music movements like Riot Grrrl. We welcome women, girls and all other gender expressions. No cover. 21+.