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Migguel Anggelo Will Give a First Look at ENGLISH WITH AN ACCENT on May 13

EWaA will ultimately take the tripartite form of a dance-theater live performance, a series of short online films and a musical album.

Migguel Anggelo Will Give a First Look at ENGLISH WITH AN ACCENT on May 13

On May 13, vocalist, dancer and interdisciplinary artist Migguel Anggelo and his longtime Musical Director and collaborator Jaime Lozano will premiere an online glimpse into the development of their ambitious new project, English with an Accent (EWaA).

EWaA will ultimately take the tripartite form of a dance-theater live performance, a series of short online films and a musical album, but for this early and intimate show-and-tell, the artists will publicly premiere a fully-produced video presentation of the work, including several first drafts of the films and a number of final drafts of songs that were created during Anggelo's recent residency as a New York Presenters Consortium artist. The performance will feature Joel Mateo on drums and percussion. This free streaming performance is a part of Greenwich House Music School's Uncharted music series, presented in conjunction with Joe's Pub. English with an Accent will air on Joe's Pub's YouTube channel, then remain available on demand through the following weekend.

The story of EWaA centers around a newly emigrated caterpillar in New York City, unsure of which direction his life is taking. Is he really a caterpillar, or just a lowly worm? Will he become the butterfly of his dreams? And what does it mean to become a butterfly in the first place? This work explores the promise of the American Dream through themes of freedom, safety and self-worth. Anggelo and Lozano will provide an insightful and engaging evening of the work in progress with a look under the hood at the music, visuals and artistic ingenuity devoted to building English with an Accent thus far.

Migguel Anggelo is a Venezuelan-born and Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist. His work explores the intersections of queer, Latino and immigration identities, as well as the role of the artist in contemporary society. Anggelo is a 2020/2021 Resident Artist of the NY Presenters Consortium and was previously a Joe's Pub Working Group resident in 2019. As a musician, Migguel Anggelo has released two albums (Dónde Estara Matisse and La Casa Azul); as a theater artist, has been awarded residencies to develop new works at MASS MoCA, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA and BRIC in Brooklyn, NY. He has been a feature artist in such festivals as LPAC's Rough Draft and Provincetown's Afterglow and has served as a cultural attaché, under the auspices of the U.S. State Department, in two separate ten-city tours of Russia.

In 2020, Migguel Anggelo released the short film Maid in America as part of National Queer Theater's Criminal Queerness Festival. He has also personally developed and toured LatinXoxo (2018-2019), a piece which peels back onion layers of personas, "Latin lover" clichés and reckons with the tragic death of his homophobic father. Other work developed by Anggelo includes So Close: Love and Hate (2017), Another Son of Venezuela (2016-2015) and Welcome to La Misa, Baby (2016-2019). His newest work, English with an Accent, is currently in workshop with Greenwich House Music School's Uncharted series.

Greenwich House Music School is a part of Greenwich House. Founded in 1902, Greenwich House is a nonprofit that enriches the lives of children, families and seniors and individuals working to overcome life's challenges through arts and education programs, senior services and health services. Greenwich House Music School helps to contribute to this unique, caring community of friends and neighbors in New York. For more information, visit greenwichhousemusicschool.org.

Since 2014, Uncharted has emerged as one of New York's most exciting and unpredictable live concert series, drawing attention from tastemakers and curators from across the city. Every Uncharted performance features New York City-based artists premiering new projects or meeting new collaborators on stage. For more information, please visit greenwichhouse.org/uncharted


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