Contradict this was wonderful in Philadelphia. We are now performing it at La Mama Theater as part of Pride month and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
June 20 - June 29, 2019
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)
By The Bearded Ladies Cabaret
Cake, coffin, gavel, choir, composers, live musical trolling!
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the much lauded homo poet Walt Whitman's birth and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is throwing a pageant for the ancestors. Part trial, part birthday, part funeral, this spectacle will feature original music performed by a host of misfits, drag artists, queers, and a local choir. Come with friends, complaints, heroes and villains alike. All are welcome to the death, birth, and reckoning of the great poet.
I am thrilled to be part of this amazing cast for Contradict This! The Bearded Ladies Cabaret commission for Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday.
A Birthday Funeral for Heroes
Part of Philadelphia’s celebration of Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday
Join the Bearded Ladies Cabaret for this outdoor performance that explores the human and heroic sides of Whitman with cake, coffin, gavel, choir, and live musical trolling. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the much lauded homo poet Walt Whitman's birth, a group of Philly queers and misfits gathers overlooking the Whitman Bridge to put this ancestor and his legacy on trial.
Contradict This! running time is 80 minutes and performances are rain or shine. Rain location will be inside the pier. Please pack layers as the space can get chilly at night.
May 29 @ 7:30 PM
May 31 @ 7:30 PM
June 1 @ 7:30 PM
June 2 @ 7:30 PM
I am performing with David Antonio Cruz presenting new music for his latest project, the CAsement boys. It is part of Queer|Arts mentorship program.
Queer|Art presents a new edition of the After Mentorship series at Danspace Project (131 E 10th St, New York, NY) with two evenings of performances by Neil Goldberg & David Antonio Cruz (May 23) and Angela Dufresne & Kerry Downey (May 24). Each evening is organized to highlight the unique relationships—creative, professional, personal, and otherwise—that have developed between these artists through their participation as Mentors and Fellows of the celebrated Queer|Art|Mentorship program.
This year, After Mentorship is organized as part of Danspace Project’s Food For Thought series. The series presents two unique evenings of performance selected by a different guest artist curator each night. Admission each night is just $5 + 2 cans of food or $10, no reservation necessary. Canned goods are donated to the Momentum Project, which provides support to any person in need in NYC, especially those living with HIV/AIDS or other chronic illness.
I am most excited to be the opening act for SPANISH FOR ESTRANGED LATIN KIDS
(Una Experencia Cultural Para Recordar Nuestras Raíces Con Destiny Y Pancho)
I am only performing on April 4, 2019
You are cordially invited to our special seminar: Spanish For Estranged Latin Kids*. Destiny y Pancho are very excited to present their culture to you, as they’re highly qualified cultural mavens who know what they’re talking about. Join us as we educate you about some very important concepts regarding the subject of Latin culture, in a perfectly safe environment where nothing will go awry. This seminar on Spanish For Estranged Latin Kids promises to be a harmless experience devoid of any difficult questions about Who We Are and Where We Come From.
Directed by Cat Ramirez
Performed by Mariadela Belle Alvarez and Carl(os) Roa
DONDE Y CUANDO:
Apr. 4th at 7 PM (Opening)
Apr. 5th at 7 PM (First Friday Event/Art Gallery)
Apr. 6th at 7 PM (Closing)
Circle of Hope - 2007 Frankford Ave, 19125
General Admission - $15
Industry/Student - $10
18 & Under – FREE
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
*This performance contains light moments of audience participation amongst groups.
I am pleased to announce that my work is on display for the Abington Friends School community. The exhibition features 17 pieces, 2 of which are unfinished works to show process and my paintings progress in stages. I want to Thank Amy Diaz-Newman who has curated the show and invited me to showcase my work at the school.
To gain entry to the space and view the exhibition located in the lobby of the Muller Auditorium, please contact Abington Friends 575 WASHINGTON LANE, JENKINTOWN, PA 19046
Benefitting Design Philadelphia
Hosted by Michael Garden
5 - 7 pm
Space & Company
2200 Walnut Street Wine + Hors D’oeuvres
Performances by Daniel de Jesús and Lindsay Browning
General Admission 7 - 9 PM
Monday, Dec 17, 8pm
Trust Your Moves chorus with special guest Daniel De Jesus
Calvary Center, 801 S 48th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Featuring local composers Daniel De Jesus and Andrew Keller.
Please do not wear perfume or incense to our concert, as part of our efforts to make TYM accessible for those with chemical sensitivities.
More info: http://brownstargirl.org/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-genius/
Other accessibility info:
Calvary has a wheelchair lift, entrance on 48th st.
The gender neutral bathroom is not on the same floor as the concert, but is reachable by lift.
The bathroom stalls are not ADA accessible.
Please email ebatester@gmail with any accessibility questions!
I will be performing at Get Pegged Cabaret with other performances by Cookie Diorio and host John Jarboe. It is a spectacular evening of music both devastating and beautiful. Don’t miss this, our solstice celebration. The show will be at the restaurant La Peg which is inside the Fringe Arts Building.
Hello Friends! I am performing as part of ACCESS 2018 in New York City. I am performing 3 new pieces dedicated to narratives related to the stars. The songs are part of a larger installation piece by artist Katherine Freer.
ACCESS 2018 – Meet the Artists and Scientists/PerformancesSaturday
October 13; 6 – 8 pm
The New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St.
Queens, NY 11368
I will be playin Fiddle for the Musical adaptation of Grey Gardens.
Book by Doug Wright
Music by Scott Frankel
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Directed by Steve Pacek
Musical Directed by Amanda Morton
October 6th – 14th, 2018
The Proscenium Theatre at the Drake
Based on the 1975 documentary, Grey Gardens is the hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. This 2007 Tony Award nominee, is the tale of once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluse cat ladies.
“The score is a meticulously fashioned piece of musical theater that gains in depth the more you listen to it.” — NY Times
Next Step Concert Series
The Next Step Concert Series is intimate, spontaneous and inventive – everything you love about 11th Hour. New and seldom seen musicals are stripped down to their very essence…good storytelling and incredible music. This season we are bringing you three beautiful and moving musicals as well as an exciting brand new musical that is in development at 11th Hour. In addition, due to popular demand, we are expanding our Next Step Series this season to give you more chances to see the shows that you love!
I have the pleasure of announcing that I am performing in the world premier of "Do You Want a Cookie" by the Bearded Ladies. Such an amazing cast!
The show runs as part of the Fringe Festival September 7 - 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
448 N. 10th street Philadephia PA
September 4 at 7:30 pm (Preview)
September 6 at 7:30 pm (Preview)
September 7 at 7:30 pm (Opening)
September 8 at 7:30 pm
September 9 at 7:30 pm
September 12 at 7:30 pm
September 13 at 7:30 pm
September 14 at 7:30 pm
September 15 at 7:30 pm
September 16 at 7:30 pm
Philadelphia’s Bearded Ladies Cabaret has some treats for you. Do You Want A Cookie? transforms an old factory to concoct the perfect cabaret confections to satisfy your cravings. Part Great Cabaret Bake-Off, part irreverent romp through cabaret history, the show is at once subversive, joyous, provocative, and communal.
An international cast of cabaret artists perform across two levels of a cavernous space refitted as a seductive nightclub, presenting a live history of cabaret from Le Chat Noir to Weimar nightlife to 21st-century drag.
The all-star cast comes from around the world: Adrienne Truscott (NYC), Bridge Markland (Berlin), Cherdonna Shinatra (Seattle), Cookie Diorio (Philly), Gosia Kasprzycka (Paris/Poland), Daniel Park (Philly), Jess Conda (Philly), Dito van Reigersberg (Philly), Dieter Rita Scholl (Berlin), Mary Tuomanen (Philly), John Jarboe (Philly), Messapotamia LeFae (Philly), Machine Dazzle (NYC) and Tareke Ortiz (Mexico City).
Tickets are available for both Do You Want A Cookie? and Late Night Snacks. If you would like to attend the cabaret following Do You Want A Cookie?, make sure to purchase the joint ticket. Only a limited number of joint tickets are available.
Do You Want A Cookie? ONLY $29 general / $20.30 members $15 student & 25-and-under
Do You Want A Cookie? and Late Night Snacks performance $35 general / $24 members $20 student & 25-and-under
Late Night Snacks performance ONLY $10-15 sliding scale
Musicians Jimmy Coleman, Dorie Byrne, Daniel de Jesus, Andrew Nelson, Spiff Weigard
I will be performing original music for the new play Within a Lowering Tide by Albert García. This performance will be presented at BAM as part of Everybooty Curated by Sean B + Jason Roe + Caleb Hammons
Visual art exhibition curated by Ricardo Osmond Francis
Sat, Jun 23, 2018
LOCATION: BAM Fisher
RUN TIME: 6hrs
Join Us at Art for the Cash Poor: June 16, 2018
Art for the Cash Poor is a fabulous annual block party-style event that allows you the chance to show and sell your work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere.
The 19th installment of InLiquid’s Signature Summer Event Art for the Cash Poor will be making a special move (this year only) to the Spring Arts District of Callowhill in partnership with Arts + Crafts Holdings for a one-day art festival outside-just behind Union Transfer. This year’s event will be a festive transformation to this evolving neighborhood.
This outside block-party style art sale, that directly benefits visual artists and craftspeople, will feature multiple spaces along 10th Street from Buttonwood to Hamilton, activated by artists and local organizations.
Art for the Cash Poor features artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work. All work is to be sold for $199 and below.
A collective exhibition of out artists, sculptors, photographers, designers, and performers, celebrating 30 years of Bahdeebaduh in Philadelphia.
Daniel de Jesus
Vicente Ortiz Cortez
Opening Event June 14th 6–9 pm
1522 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Closes on July 27th
Open to the public M-F
Please call for summer hours
David Antonio Cruz Presets HowToOrderAChocoloateCake. His pinnacle work that expresses the dilemma of invisibility of brown and black bodies in the age of industry and technology. Raptured in the ambience of music by Daniel de Jesús, David Antonio Cruz brings a stirring performance that is both song, monologue, and improvisational.
Performance is available for Gala ticket holders.
visit the Boston Museum of Fine Art's website for more information.
Ivory performs in our new secret lair with an entrancing blend of piano, viola, ukulele and flute. The band features three of our favorite friends, teachers, coworkers and musicians - Frankie DeRosa, Robbie Simmons and Daniel de Jesús.
This event is free and BYOB!
Hear Ivory at thebandivory.com
It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection, our new Renoir exhibition, and all our family activities and entertainment.
Celebrate the arrival of summer with an array of musical performances, art displays, and hands-on activities for all ages.
1 – 2:30pmMusic: Daniel de Jesus
De Jesus is an accomplished cellist with eight studio recordings of original music performed with orchestras and rock bands. His sound is influenced by Baroque music and references pop culture and the history of Puerto Rico and South America.
Performing for the opening of "In the name of... " An art exhibition curated by Richard Morales
This exhibit grows out of the belief that art dismantles stereotypes and builds connections. Each artist in this exhibit helps shed light on different stories from the frontlines of their lives and those close to them. Intimacy, social criticism, civic empowerment, and cultural celebration are just a few of the threads running through the works. These queer artists from New York, Latin America, and the Caribbean thus use their art to spur thought, encourage self-expression, and catalyze social transformation.
Witness 18 monologues written by high school and middle school students from throughout the city and region in one story-packed show, directed and performed by theater professionals.
At The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drak
Directed By: David O'Connor, Hannah Van Sciver, Steve Gravelle, Cat Ramirez
eaturing: Shahana Jan, Jenna Kuerzi, Donovan Lockett, Jerrick Medrano, Abdul Sesay, James Whitfield
Lights: John Allergheiligen
Videography: Tyler Horst
Music: Daniel De Jesus
Stage Management: Randi Hickey
Photos: Paola Nogueras
Native Icon/biography; The art of Priscilla Anacakuyani & Daniel de Jesús
Opening Reception April 6, 2018 6pm - 9pm
Higher Grounds Café
631 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Native Icon/Biography is an exhibition of works by artists Priscilla Anakacuyani Bell and Daniel de Jesús. Both
artists are of Puerto Rican Heritage and from the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia PA. Anakacuyani and de Jesús both work with the figure as icon or symbol that often explores identity that stems from their Latinx Heritage.
Anakacuyani’s work dives into the world of Taino traditions. She often tries to visually personify the connection she has with her Taíno Heritage and through symbolism and mysticism of the Taino peoples who inhabited the Caribbean. She visually communicates an understanding of ancient rituals and a devotion to ancestors within the genre of portraiture.
de Jesús’ work explores religious iconography that is inspired by Puerto Rico's colonial era. Such iconography that inspires de Jesús’ work comes from Puerto Rico's Espada workshop, which produced small brightly colored religious statuary (Santos). The art of Puerto Rican painter José Campeche and his Rococo styled religious paintings with fine handwork and brightly colored Madonna's has also provided much inspiration for the artist's style and subject.
Both artists are also acrylic painters, masters in their own right in a medium still quite modern in the world of paints. Acrylic as a paint medium has its roots in the mural art of Latin America, but here, it is used in a jewel-like fashion, utilizing an application more like an oil painter and taking advantage of the medium's ability to build light and expose the underpainting to full effect.
Art inspires, but a broken heart creates! Join us for the third Artist Bash as we welcome performers who transform heartache and pain into beauty. The evening brings Van Gogh to life and welcomes the creative stylings of Kingsley Ibeneche; the vocal skills of Bethlehem, Laurin Talese, and Daniel de Jesus; shadow puppetry by Hua Hua Zhang; and a dance party with DJ Sonny James. You bring the ache—we’ll provide the heart.
Performing David Anontio Cruz's Green... at Ramapo College's Birch Mansion. the ensemble returns with the illustrious performance of music, monologue, and movement inspired by Federico García's Sonnets of Dark Love. Music was written by yours truly!
more info TBA
I have the pleasure of performing as part of Pig Iron Theater's Benefit called Lets Make A Squeal! This amazing theater company does amazing work both on stage and off. Come for a night of sensational cabaret.
Each January, Pig Iron hosts a benefit cabaret and auction at The Trocadero in Chinatown. It is a night of debauchery and thrills. A night not to be missed, featuring a wild array of characters and costumes, anchored by the inimitable Martha Graham Cracker and her band, with oodles of donated goodies and experiences that keep us making the work you love.
Our 2018 benefit is happening on Friday, February 2nd. Let's Make a SQUEAL! will transform the historic Trocadero Theatre into game show paradise for an evening of crazy contestants, deals behind doors, hot hosts, vowels, whammies, and zonks, all in the name of raising funds to support Pig Iron.
Tickets can be purchased online here.
Opening for artists Audrey Chen and Phil Minton. More info TBA
This presentation is part of Bowerbird's Performance Series
Bowerbird is a Philadelphia based non-profit organization that shares music, dance, film, and related art forms with audiences at locations across the region. We specialize in experimental, outsider, avant, unknown, forgotten, futuristic, and rediscovered types of music, but also strive to build a space for conversation and discovery, an incubator for new ideas and an opportunity to explore extraordinary ones. Ultimately we hope to cultivate communities of artists and audiences around this work.
An evening concert with Ani Cordero and Daniel de Jesus
A fundraiser for PRIMA (Puerto Rican Independent Musicians Assistance)
A Seed On Diamond Gallery
124 Diamond Street
To read Remezcla's article on the PRIMA fund click here
Daniel de Jesús presents new work inspired by The Passion of Joan of Arc utilizing imagery and animation inspired by the 1928 film The Passion of Joan of Arc by Director Carl Theodor Dreyer. The music that accompanies the video is an Artpop Requiem for Joan of Arc. It responds to the theme of her trial, passion, inner thoughts, repression, and search for divine conquest. The performance is accompanied by a String ensemble and projections of animated and video collages by the artist.
More Information TBA.