2014 has been such a sexXxy year – we kicked it off with a successful crowd-funding campaign, collaborated with some of the best talent in the area to present ‘SexXx Dreams,’ a genre defying art party and experience, and have spent the past four months preparing for our next boundary pushing “secret project!” So, it is with great pride that after three years, seven shows, and three Best of the Bay awards, we are so proud to announce that our little-team-that-could has officially incorporated as Avant-Guardian, which is to be an incubator, producer, and advocate of experiential works that push the boundaries of performance, visual art, and installation.
The support we have received, particularly this past year, has inspired us to not just admire the local artists and companies leading this cultural revolution, but to join their ranks, get our hands dirty, and make our own unique impact. We here at AG see so much promise in Tampa Bay and that is why we are committed to not just developing and producing new and innovative work, but engaging the arts, business, government, and general community at-large to recognize the economical and social implications the arts can foster for a region.
We’re not quite ready to reveal all that we have up our sleeve for 2015, as we like to keep our secrets close to our chest, but we are excited to continue our monthly ‘Dinner Theatre’ play-reading potluck series and can announce the title and date of our upcoming “secret project” reuniting the team behind last spring’s hit ‘SexXx Dreams,’ now proudly under the guise of Avant-Guardian.
‘MUCH ADO,’ an immersive performance and exhibition will be presented on February 13th and 14th at an undisclosed location. Save-the-Date for the wedding event of the season and experience dance, theatre, design, and installation come together in a way never before seen in the Tampa Bay area. More will be revealed in the coming weeks…I’ve probably already said too much!
Also coming in 2015, Coco & Homo will join four other notoriously filthy, famous, and fierce acts in ‘FIVE’ at freeFall theatre– featuring Coco & Homo, Vita DeVoid, Franki Markstone, Addison Panic, and Scott & Patti! AND this is just the tip of the iceberg of what we have in store for you next year!
Thank you again for your support this past year and here’s to changing the game in 2015!