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Sunday, May 19, 2013

You Have an Hour and a Half to Get to On the Boards to See Saint Genet

Posted by on Sun, May 19, 2013 at 6:37 PM

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Gothic anguish, degeneracy, nakedness, wine, and a wheat field. Also, gold leaf, honey, tar, blood, wax, flowers, leeches, pheasants, and arrows. And Jessie Smith. And Jessie Smith choreography. And Jessie Smith wearing a weird cape thing with a very long tail with egg-carton-like shapes bulging from it. And music. And weird, beautiful acts of endurance. And gay shame and bullying. And the most perfect curtain call of all: None at all.

It might be sold out. Sneak in anyway.

 

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yelahneb 1
Meow meow meow meow
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Posted by yelahneb http://www.strangebutharmless.com on May 19, 2013 at 7:12 PM · Report this
ankledeep 2
Because a curtain call might suggest you have some need for or relationship to the audience. And clearly these self-indulgant rites were merely meant for the performers alone. Better to look at the pretty pictures in the eventual coffee table book and skip the three hours of (not literal, unfortunately, because maybe that would have been interesting) masturbation.
Posted by ankledeep on May 19, 2013 at 8:54 PM · Report this
WFM 3
Big deal. I can do all of that except the pheasants at home.
Posted by WFM on May 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM · Report this
dnt trust me 4
I HATE endorsing anything (on a blog), books, tv, movies, esp political causes. With that said, my experience of reading Jean Genet, is that he has a knack for unfolding the power relationships between people.
Posted by dnt trust me on May 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM · Report this
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"Jessie Smith choreography" would have been the only valid reason to brave Ryan Mitchell's fleetingly enthralling but ultimately flimsy and vacuous performance tableau -- sorry, "aesthetic declaration", as he is fond of insisting his work be meaninglessly described.

Much as I might continue to be curious, I could not bring myself to contribute $20 to what appears to be Mitchell's perpetual ego-thought-loop, impervious to intellectual and artistic growth.
Posted by d.p. on May 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM · Report this
TomJohnsonJr 6
Hey, kids: New York's hottest nightclub is Saint Genet. It's got Gothic anguish, degeneracy, nakedness, wine, and a wheat field. Also, gold leaf, honey, tar, blood, wax, flowers, leeches, pheasants, and arrows. And Jessie Smith. And Jessie Smith choreography. And Jessie Smith wearing a weird cape thing with a very long tail with egg-carton-like shapes bulging from it. And music. And weird, beautiful acts of endurance. And gay shame and bullying. And the most perfect curtain call of all: None at all.
Posted by TomJohnsonJr on May 20, 2013 at 7:26 AM · Report this

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