FULL TITLE: the feath3r theory presents: Andy Warhol's TROPICO or Zeitgeist - the fall of man, the age of desire, Adam and Steve in the Rite of Spring, Lana Del Rey's 'It's Always Everything' staring Allen Ginsberg as William Shakespeare or the greatest story (of survival) ever told.

The WORLD PREMIERE of TROPICO was June 2-4, 2016 at Danspace Project

TROPICO is 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.

TROPICO is a graphic-novel conceived and written by raja feather kelly and a live dance-theater production performed by the feath3r theory.  

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.


TROPICO is supported, in part, with funds from Jerome Foundation, space and time from the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, and at Avenue C Studios through the Fourth Arts Block ExtraBlock program. 

Special Thanks to: Rhetta Aleong, Sarah Gernux, Patrik Widrig, Lucien Zayan, Risa Shoup, Laquimah Vandunk, Lauren Morrow, Blanche Boyd, Solomon Wesibard, Raymond Robin, Catherine Robertson, Stephanie Blennerhassett and Chavi Holm and Kim Colaprete for your generous support. 


Text, Choreography and Direction
Raja Feather Kelly  

Lighting Design
Tuce Yasak

Bryan Strimpel with Raja Feather Kelly

Director Of Photography
Aitor Mendilibar

Laura Snow

Raja Feather Kelly
Shaina Branfman
Amy Gernux
Beth Graczyk
Sara Gurevich
John Gutierrez
Lindsay Head
Rebecca Hite Teicheira
Nik Owens
Rachel Pritzlaff
Collin Ranf
Aaron Moses Robin

Louise Dodet
Rebecca Shulman