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Victoria, B.C. artists Monica Ogden, Ann-Bernice Thomas, and Tony Adams bring three very different — and, too often, unseen — perspectives to the stage in this social justice cabaret/variety show that tackles colonialism, sexism, racism, white supremacy, identity and what it’s like to inhabit a body society has deemed "wrong."
Some pieces were incredibly vulnerable and powerful, such as Thomas’ gorgeous freestyle dance — in which they looked so joyful and at ease in their body — Adams’ incisive rap about engaging with hip-hop has a white guy, and a rousing ‘thank you/f-you’ spoken-word piece performed by the group. Others, however, felt underdeveloped or unnecessary, making the show feel quite uneven. There are a lot of interesting, challenging ideas here — they just don’t quite come together in a cohesive whole.
— Jen Zoratti
From the Fringe program:
A variety show for the marginalized, the angry, the unseen. LUB DUB is unapologetic, political and fiercely entertaining. Centering the experiences of Black, Filipino, Queer, disabled and low income folks, LUB DUB invites you to celebrate, collaborate and smash white supremacy. "VULNERABLE. ODD. ENGAGING." - apt 613 "I left feeling recharged... I made monkey sounds and put pepper up my nose, but I didn't feel pressured to do it" - APT 613 (Ottawa Fringe Festival)
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Parental Guidance
Warnings: Personal discussions of racism, colonization, violence towards marginalized bodies
211 Bannatyne Ave.
Seating Capacity: 120
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 – 10:45 PM
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 – 3:30 PM
Mon, Jul 22, 2019 – 8:45 PM
Tue, Jul 23, 2019 – 5:15 PM
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 – 5:15 PM
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 – 2:00 PM
Fri, Jul 26, 2019 – 7:15 PM
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 – 10:45 PM
Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 4:27 PM CDT: Adds review
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