How To Order A Chocolate Cake
How To Order A Chocolate Cake is a twenty minute performance by the artist David Antonio Cruz and the composer Daniel de Jesus. The bilingual performance is based on the last eleven poems “Sonnets of Dark Love” by the Spanish poet Garcia Lorca. The poems were banned for 50 years after his assassination in 1936. The musical arrangement is composed and arranged by Daniel de Jesus. This performance is a short preview for an upcoming longer performance.
David Antonio and Daniel will face the east side of the High Line Park on 14th Street. Daniel will play the cello and sing the musical score alongside David Antonio as he applies a light layer of chocolate to his skin. The performance is a commentary on the visibility of the queer brown body in society.