Sex or Sickness

Octavio Campos presents a life choice

“It’s like triage,” declares Octavio Campos of the provocative outreach labs he describes as equal parts “health intervention and visceral theatrical education.” Tonight at 8:00, the altmeister presents Subversive Cabaret II: Sex Without Condoms, featuring a panel of South Florida HIV/AIDS doctors and activists who will be engaging the audience and members of Campos’s performance ensemble in a dialogue exploring the erotically dangerous phenomenon. Excerpts of Campos’s Blue LIVE, an experimental piece in which a dancer reacts to Blue, Derek Jarman’s final film, will cap off the event. It is part of an ongoing series of public conversations and performances that are part of The Bug Chasers, a new work Campos’ company will debut this fall at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts.

“The work deals with young men who purposefully seek to become HIV positive in a darkly erotic world where sharing the disease passes for love,” Campos says. “This is a way for us to engage the community in the creative process.” Donations are welcome. Walk on up to the second floor of 801 SW Third Ave., Miami.
Sat., Feb. 17, 8 p.m.

 
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