A dance and arts festival
by and for QTBPIOC artists and communities

BBQueer FestIVAL

BBQueer Festival

September 29 - October 2, 2022

Black, Brown, and Queer!
A dance and arts festival
led by and for QTBIPOC artists
and community members

BBQueer is a collaboration between three dance/art and community centered organizations in Santa Cruz – Motion Pacific Dance (MP) and Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center (TWDCC). BBQueer celebrates the transformative art making power and embodied activism of Queer Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Providing a home where the BIPOC queer community can feel seen, affirmed, included and safe, BBQueer is where queer and BIPOC artists can share their work, celebrate their identities, and feel completely welcome. It is a proud space where humans are seen as whole with intersectional stories to share.

What was

What was BBQueer 2021

BBQueer Fest brought together three "P's"

1. Public
performances focused on making and taking up public space

2. Performance

performance that announce and bring awareness to QTBIPOC presence in Santa Cruz County, nationally and globally

3. Private
private offerings include BIPOC-only dance classes, workshops, and artist support

so that everyone
has a chance for liberation within and without societal structures

Show Support
Pay money

Show Support
Pay money

BBQueer Fest invites corporations, local businesses, and individuals to pledge support and ensure a future, by joining as a sponsor at one of the 5 tiers. 

who is BBqueer

who is BBqueer

Meet the community organizations
bringing BBqueers into being

BBQueer 2022
sponsored by

List of donors

Cid Pearlman & David King

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