Saturday, September 17 / 3:10pm–3:30pm / JBL Theater
Presenter: Cherdonna Shinatra
Join The Stranger Genius Award-winning dance artist and drag queen, Cherdonna Shinatra, for a talk and demo about how this persona came to be. Following the presentation, take a tour of the Faire and explore the exhibits from Cherdonna’s playful perspective.
Cherdonna Shinatra, part bio drag queen, part contemporary dance, and part performance art. Cherdonna is a persona and company that encompasses all works choreographed and performed by Jody Kuehner, a winner of a 2015 Stranger Genius Award and 2010 Spotlight Award. Her choreography has been presented by every major contemporary dance venue in Seattle and WA, including On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center, Bumbershoot, CityArtsFest, Northwest Film Forum, Century Ballroom, and Methow Arts; in New York at Joyce SoHo; and many other national venues. As Cherdonna, she currently performs regularly with drag-queen superstar BenDeLaCreme (RuPaul’s Drag Race); and the award-winning international sensations Kitten LaRue and Lou Henry Hoover. Kuehner teaches Professional Contemporary Dance at Velocity, is Resident Choreographer for the LGBTQ youth choir Diverse Harmony, and has developed a Drag You workshop which she has taught nationally for movers of all backgrounds and abilities.