the feath3r theory presents:
Andy Warhol's TROPICO
a live dance-theater production and a graphic-novel conceived, written, and performed by Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory
WORLD PREMIERE: June 2-4 2016 at Danspace Project
TROPICO: Loosely-inspired by Lana Del Rey’s short film of a similar name and explores Raja Feather Kelly’s relationship to pop-culture as he attempts to demystify, through dance and theater, pop-culture’s relationship to humanity. TROPICO is about beginnings, endings, truths, illusions and how to live in the world when you feel so far outside of it. Andy Warhol said, “It’s the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.” TROPICO questions if this is true.
The Graphic Novel
The TROPICO- Graphic Novel is partner to the live performance. Written as an epic poem, the text inspired the research, process and experience of Andy Warhol’s TROPICO. This graphic novel give subtext, context and product to the visual, psychological and performance world created by the feath3r theory.