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The Hyena Debutante Comes Out: A Leonora Carrington Centennial Celebration

  • Adobe Books and Art Collective 3130 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

The Hyena Debutante Comes Out: A Leonora Carrington Centennial Celebration
Sunday, April 30, 7:00-10:00PM
Adobe Books and Art Collective, 3130 24th Street, San Francisco

The Hyena Debutante Comes Out is an interactive ritual musical theatre experience honoring the centennial of Leonora Carrington’s birth.

Please arrive by 7:30 to witness the invocation. Come dressed as your magic realism animal self! Photos and videos welcome, please use hashtag #hyenadebutante

The poles unfold and time collapses into a cauldron of wild, steaming, snorting wonder as a cackling, fluttering herd of beasts arises to celebrate the feminine glory of our beloved Ancestress, Leonora Carrington.

Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was hailed as an important Surrealist, though she rejected that label herself and did whatever she damn well pleased. She painted, wrote, sculpted, and produced theatre pieces exploring the themes of alchemy, spiritualism, mythology, and nature - with astonishing delicacy, profound attention to detail, and a wicked grin. During her life she was banished from her aristocratic family in England, fled to Southern France with Max Ernst, escaped torture and madness in Spain, and then found a final home and family in Mexico City. Throughout her days, Leonora startled, enchanted, and illuminated all in her path.

Participants include:
Alice Cohen, Christine Shields, Jaina Bee, Jennyb the Shady Lady, Linda Goldie Hagood, Liz Costello, Sasha Petrenko, Sheila Bosco

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