The Queer New York Arts International Festival will run from October 23 through November 3 at various venues across New York City.
The second edition of the festival will feature performances and screenings pertaining to queer culture. A press release for the festival sent to The Huffington Post explains:
The Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIA) was created to expand the parameters of reading all that queer performances can be and mean. The concept proposes a reinvented definition of queer that can serve as a wider platform for excellence in the arts, one that is capable of tracking, discovering, and interpreting new trends.
The festival will offer audiences the chance to view queer art such as a screening of the 2002 documentary "The Cockettes," and performance art like "Remember Me," a "mini-opera inspired by the myth of Dido and Aeneas, and set to a sung rock version of Henry Purcell’s 17th-century opera."
The curators of the festival, Zvonimir Dobrović and André von Ah were married in August of 2013, but von Ah tragically passed away unexpectedly earlier this month. Dobrovic has continued on with planning the festival, including a dance and performance piece entitled "An Evening," which will be a tribute to von Ah.
For more information on the festival visit the festival's website here.