Artist Performance by Autumn Knight "El Diablo y Cristo Negro"

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Xavier Roe as Black Christ and Chivas Michael as El Diablo in Autumn Knight, El Diablo y Cristo Negro, performance at Krannert Art Museum, 2017. Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly.
Xavier Roe as Black Christ and Chivas Michael as El Diablo in Autumn Knight, El Diablo y Cristo Negro, performance at Krannert Art Museum, 2017. Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly.

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Autumn Knight as Monster, El Diablo y Cristo Negro, performance at Krannert Art Museum with Chivas Michael as El Diablo and Xavier Roe as Black Christ, 2017. Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly.
Autumn Knight as Monster, El Diablo y Cristo Negro, performance at Krannert Art Museum with Chivas Michael as El Diablo and Xavier Roe as Black Christ, 2017. Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly.

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Autumn Knight as Monster, El Diablo y Cristo Negro, performance at Krannert Art Museum, 2017. Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly.
Autumn Knight as Monster, El Diablo y Cristo Negro, performance at Krannert Art Museum, 2017. Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly.
Jan 26, 2017 - 7:30 pm
KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Annex and Light Court Gallery

This series of scripted and improvised comedic dialogues explores the entwined relationship between good and evil, with the Devil and Black Christ as pivotal personas and appearances by Black Christ’s therapist and a flesh-eating monster. This performance is inspired by the Festival de Cristo Negro (Black Christ Festival) and regional mythology in Portobelo, Panama, asking broad questions about the place of religion and belief in evil among black cultures of the Americas. Featuring Chivas Michael, Autumn Knight, and Xavier Roe.

Exhibition and performances are sponsored in part by the Department of Dance, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, the Women's Resources Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Intersections Living-Learning Community, and Krannert Art Museum. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.