Meet Our Artists

Luz Cruz's work is multidisciplinary; they are a tap dancer, and artist and a writer. Their current work examines generational differences between the upbringing of their ancestors, traditions they have learned and uphold and that of the world they reside in. They center their work around their experiences as a trans person of color, many of their pieces of work are part of a larger show they are currently working on.

Symone Smash It is a space siren from the Symulation, but for now resides in Minneapolis. She's here to show you the cheat codes through EDM and help you become a part of the Symulation.

Elliot is a musician before he’s a comedian, and a comedian before he’s a person. Currently he’s enrolled as a 3rd year student at a prestigious two year college. He’ll graduate in the spring with a degree that will help him cope with being an adult. His future plans include traveling until he his purpose in life.

 LZR VORTEX is a Minneapolis-based performer, video maker, nightlife wizard, dancer, and channeler of many energies and personas. Their work is playful, raw, low-tech, both campy and reverent. LZR is heavily influenced by science fiction, cartoons, electronic music, absurdity, and the generations of intrepid queer artists and activists that have come before them. LZR is a queer nihilist who believes in magic and desires collective healing.

Yoni is a Nepalese American writer, choreographer and multimedia artist whose work explores trauma, transnationality, and publics. A student of Steve Paxton, Ralph Lemon and Jennifor Monson, she is best known for her installation work with the Soap Factory and Northern Spark, as well as her collaborations with the Minneapolis queer underground.

 

Breakaway is a darkwave/witch house experiment with a self-taught operatic singing style from Joe Kujawa. His music has been described as a "slow-motion opera riot". Coming from DIY punk, Breakaway's music blends with themes of anarchism, queer life, and against the colonial police state. Making solo music and self-releasing albums since 2005, he became more visible to Minneapolis' broader arts world when slipping into the #10 spot of the 2014 Picked to Click poll by City Pages.

Elena is a musician, aerialist, wellness guru, traveler, photographer and light seeker. She started singing before she could talk and dancing before she could walk. Her passion to explore, connect and create, has driven her across the globe. She spent her early years performing with Circus Juventas and has since gone on to teach and perform independently, studying at the University of Hawaii, circus training out of New York City, performing her original music with her band throughout the Twin Cities, and collaborating with artists around the world.

Tre Da' Marc is an International boylesque star from Minneapolis, MN. This national award winner performs all over the US and proudly reigns as the 2015-16 King of the Great Southern Exposure Burlesque Festival in Charlotte, NC. 

Performer of free flow Poetry/Music/Dance. A creative in many ways, here to elevate. Performs a mix of songs and dance with theatrical vibes, hip-hop/soul/truth.

Laura Cannata is a seminary student who writes poetry and short stories in her free time. She is active in disability rights specifically and human rights in general.

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