The Historic Haus of Glitter Performance Lab (2019)
Formerly The Esek Hopkins Homestead (1756)
Indigenous People: Narragansett & Wampanoag
Archival Photo: Rey Lindres(March 2020)Garza (left), AM. (right)
The Historic Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq is an interdisciplinary production/design house, home to our independent record label, dance + performance company, community garden, and indoor + outdoor community gallery + healing space.
Matt Garza (they/he), Anthony "AM." Andrade (they/he) & Trent "TrashGoaT" Lee (they/he), Co-Directors of the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab, are occupying and reclaiming the former Esek Hopkins Homestead (built in 1756). Home to The Haus of Glitter Dance Company, "The Haus" + Parq is a space to create work that investigates lineage; and restores the energetic center of this space’s layered history towards Queer Feminist PoC Wisdom, Healing, & Liberation. Everything we create with this earthspace aims to honor the bodies, minds, and souls lost to the plague of white supremacy; the legacy of creativity & activism we inherited from our ancestors; and the human beings who were stolen, tortured and brought to the Americas on the slaveship Sally, commanded by Esek Hopkins.
Everything we create here is a protest-demonstration against the system that tells us that Esek Hopkins’ home, a symbol of his legacy of white supremacy, is worth preserving.
This residency is possible thanks to a 2-year PARKIST Artist Residency with the Providence Department of Art + Culture + Tourism & The Providence Parks Department.
Co-Directors of The Haus of Glitter Performance Lab & Haus of Glitter Dance Company:
Anthony "AM." Andrade, Director of Digital Media + Liberation Garden
Matt Garza, Creative Director + Community Partnerships
Trent "TrashgoaT" Lee, Director of Facilities + Community Safety
Oliver "Sydesho" Arias
Glitter Goddess Collective Artists in Residence:
Karina Faial (current - since Winter 2020)
Noel Puello (current - since Winter 2020)
Allam Mella (current - since Winter 2020)
Ben Freeman (current - since Winter 2020)
Jess Brown (current - since Winter 2020)
Rey Londres (current - since Winter 2020)
Kenya Wright (Feb 2020)
Sam Zimmer (March - June 2020)
Nasirah Duponte "NYX" @siinyx (current - since Spring 2020)
Natalie Olaya (current - since Summer 2020)
Abigail Paige (current - since Summer 2020)
Christine Antoine (current - since Summer 2020)
Diana Olmos-Gonzalez (current - since Summer 2020)
Community Partners: Seydou Coulibaly & Michelle Bach-Coulibaly - Yeredon Center for the Malian Arts, The Clam Jam Brass Band, Joann Ayuso - MEO: Movement Education Outdoors, TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts + The TAPA Dance Company, AS220 Youth, Blackearth Lab, New England Grassroots Environmental Fund, Dr. Dannie Ritchie, MD, MPH - Community Health Innovations of Rhode Island, Partnership for Providence Parks, Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
Friends of the Haus: Darlene "Lady D" & Tony Andrade, Iliana Saavedra & Mike Spremulli, San Shoppell, Micah Salkind, Gina Rodriguez-Dixon, Katherine Hypolite-Macmannis, MJ Robinson, Wendy Nilson & The Parks Team, Elizabeth Ochs, Liz & Jake Richards-Hegnauer, Holly Leigh Wrona, Ally Trull, Dana Woodruff, Ally Trull, Kristen Angelos, Andy Quijada, Alex Salazar, San Shoppell,