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IN TRAINING returns with a Autumnal Equinox dance-off to guide you through your seasonal and emotional changeover. This month, we'll be hosting a good friend all the way from London along with two of our homegrown local talents inside the sweaty box of Guide To Kulchur. Let's dance!
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DEBONAIR (NTS, LONDON) - DEBONAIR is a club and radio DJ based in London. Having cut her teeth working at BBC 6 Music and Resonance FM, DEBONAIR joined the NTS management team at its inception, progressing to the position of Programme Director. In this role she programmed the station to reflect the most dynamic and underrepresented music and speech radio on air, quickly establishing NTS as an unparalleled platform for cutting-edge culture. As comfortable in the booth as she is in the studio, she has developed a signature style that juxtaposes genres, eras and textures. Having been an integral part of the NTS roster since 2011, her bi-weekly, prime time show has gained a loyal following due to her command of post-punk, coldwave, EBM, techno, italo-disco and classic house. Embarking on her first American tour this fall, we're beyond excited to host her in Cleveland for the first stop on her tour, and her first ever date in Ohio!
FANA’ فناء (DISCO PARADISO/CRISIS URBANA, CLEVELAND) - Mutliversal siren FANA will be making a return to the decks at In Training this month with their signature stylistic blends of italo disco, freestyle, acid, and middle eastern electronic music. As a co-founder and resident of Disco Paradiso, they've been bringing the best of all these sounds through Cleveland for the past two years, developing a distinct style and energetic prowess behind the decks. On top of curating the recurring Disco Paradiso parties, FANA also performs live sets of original material on more experimental music gigs, using the project to express a reflection of their faith as a Sufi Muslim, their heritage as a Pan-Mediterranean Arab Kurd, their identity as a nonbinary queer person, and their inner and outer conflicts as someone who is of mixed race. Their extended DJ set on this night will be a succint represenation of their extensive music taste and admirable amount of passion and personal energy that they put into all of their artistic endeavors.
KIERNAN LAVEAUX (IN TRAINING, CLEVELAND) - Returning to the In Training opening slot for the first time since June, our own Kiernan Laveaux will be initiating the rituals of dance on this night with a strange and slow burning array of sounds leading up to the sonic magic of our two guests for the night. Show up early for an array of transfeminine sounds, reflecting both the malaise of the lackluster present and hopeful desires for a better future.
IN TRAINING events are intended to be a space for autonomous living for oppressed and marginalized people who have run afoul of society's expectations with regards to gender, sexuality, race, class and ability. It's a party that also emphasizes practicing good consent on the dancefloor and helping people who feel unsafe in public spaces - especially club environments - feel safe and welcome. If anyone interferes with your enjoyment of this event by harassing, groping or otherwise behaving in an oppressive manner, please let the promoters and venue staff know and we will have them removed. We would also like to remind everyone that this is an 18+ event, and we reserve the right to verify ages at the door.
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT GUIDE TO KULCHUR
5222 LORAIN AVE CLEVELAND OHIO 44102
QUEER RUN // QUEER ENFORCED