¡Caballeros! is a Bomba/Rap/Movement examination of homophobia, violence, machismo, vulnerability and everyone's need for somebody-hood.
"Are we Caballeros sin caballo?
Jibaritos without mules?
Or ridiculous macho fools?"
And reflects on my experience that:
"For me, Machismo is not an 'ism.
I'm not gonna fear manhood.
I think he has to know who is him
And believe he can be good."
¡Caballeros! is by Marcos de Jesús, featuring Jon Panikar and oral history from Abe Cáceres, PHD, commissioned by Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theatre, originally developed with Wilson La Antigua, of Bombayo.
Thanks to Jinah Parker for this beautiful trailer profiling ¡Caballeros! here.