Kayla Farrish premieres: SPECTACLE

Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts Premiere: SPECTACLE

“SPECTACLE” is a multi-layered interdisciplinary work from the mind of Kayla Farrish. Looking through music, scene, narrative, and imagery, the work marries dance and film.  She explores the intersections of power as a woman journeys through the sticky inevitabilities of love and relationships in our current societal and cultural state. What is a woman required to uphold?

The first evening length production from Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts merges  film with live performance in an explosion of feeling. We follow a woman in her re-examinations of sexuality, power, and trauma within society’s placement of her female body. Her wild spirit challenges expectations and processes it all. If we can see women, bodies, and people beyond objectification, perhaps we can make space to feel, and deconstruct gender roles and rape culture. There then can be healing and freedom.

About Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts
Decent Structures Arts aims to hold up a mirror to the society we form and participate in, to the communities and cultures we identify ourselves with and lastly, to the tremendous and unique experiences that form us as individuals. Our guts, instincts, weakness, power, voice that we do or don’t find and our numerous attempts to related, drive me/us – I believe in the physicality of what makes us inevitably, catastrophically, hilariously, heartbreakingly and wonderfully human.


Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts

November 9th & 10th at 8pm

BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance

Made through Pepatián Dance Your Future: Artist and Mentor Collaborative Residency
Tickets can be bought here! 

Usually, Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts relies on the goodwill and volunteered effort on its many collaborators. “SPECTACLE” asks for a much bigger commitment of the many dancers, actors and crew involved, which deserves equitable compensation.

We’ve been successful in securing alternative funding ahead of its premiere, but now turn to our community of family, friends and fellow dance supporters to contribute to bringing our “SPECTACLE” to life.

The ask for this campaign includes the following:

Film Performer Pay

Live Performer Pay

Film/Live Crew Pay

Costumes and Prop Design

Film Set Rentals and Costs

Film Post Production

Additional Camera Equipment

Additional Technical Equipment/Support for Performances

Food for a full day dress rehearsal  

Offsetting GoFundMe’s processing fees

Working  with a  large, diverse cast of collaborators, and creating through many mediums has been an incredibly relevant and special opportunity. The work was able to grow through our real experiences. I hope we can inspire others to see themselves and to eventually be heard as well.  
We hope you’ll consider a donation towards achieving our fundraising goal!

PERKS for your appreciated donations!!:
Perks include:

Your Name in the SPECTACLE film end credits - $25

Your Name in the SPECTACLE live performance program, Name in credits - $50

Curated playlist of songs that inspired SPECTACLE, Name in credits and program - $75

Thank You Video from the SPECTACLE cast, Name in credits and program - $100

Film Still or Live Feed Photograph from the premiere, signed by the cast, Thank You, Playlist, Name in credits - $150

Private portrait photography session with Kayla Farrish, Photo memento, Thank You video, Playlist, Name in credits - $300

FILM                                                                                       LIVE                                                                ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS
Dare Ayorinde                                                         Dare Ayorinde                                                               Mikaila Ware
Evan Fisk                                                                    Myssi Robinson                                                             Italy B Welton
Yeman Brown                                                          Miriam Gabriel                                                              Sherah Shipman
Myssi Robinson                                                      Kerime Konur                                                                 Yasmeen Enahora
Emily McDaniel                                        Samantha "Connor" Speetjens                                           Bria Bacon
Kerime Konur                                                         Jessica Malat                                                                   Claude "CJ" Johnson
Matilda Sakamoto                                                Kayla Farrish
Ingrid Kapteyn                                                                                                                                                              EDITORS
Mallory Galarza                                                         CAMERA                                                                          Kayla Farrish
Herbert Farrish                                                      Kerime Konur                                                    Additional Editing: Kerime Konur
Ashley Farrish                                                         Kayla Farrish
Kathy Farrish                                                          Miriam Gabriel                                                                 PROP DESIGN
Kayla Farrish                                                      Spencer James Weidie                                                     Myssi Robinson


Please consider making a donation to helping us finish this wonderful work. Any amount or support is helpful, and I am thankful for your time. You can find more information on my website here.  Please reach out and spread the word! We would love to have you join us!!

With so much gratitude,
Kayla Farrish/ Decent Structures Arts


Donations (0)

  • Delin Gabriel 
    • $75 
    • 9 mos
  • Italy Padilla 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Torian Ugworji  
    • $25 
    • 11 mos
  • Kate Weare 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Yara Travieso 
    • $30 
    • 11 mos


Kayla Farrish 
Bronx, NY
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