The Chez Deep drag showcase at Villa 221 last night demonstrated that shaven eyebrows are actually a good fashion move. The small backroom, where ambiguously gendered performers threw themselves on the floor, climbed speakers, spit out fake blood, and smooched those in the front row, was packed with gays and girls, some of whom made even that questionable a style statement look like the right thing to do.
Among those in attendance was Ryan Heffington. He's the choreographer made pop famous by RuPaul's Drag Race whose dance dedicated to Nirvana-frontman Kurt Cobain will be performed tonight at Kurt, a multidiscipline exhibition with Thurston Moore and Adarsha Benjamin. In from Los Angeles, Heffington explained that he choreographed moves for five dancers to accompany a piece composed from recordings of people's breath by the Entrance's Guy Blakeslee. He called it an "abstract, beautiful, surreal musical piece. It's really fucking intense, 'cause it's so visceral."