[WE ARE HERE Festival] HEAT: Benefit for the Amazon After Party

Hosted by BUFU, Spicy Zine, Wombinirising, and Que_pasa_apaza, featuring sets by: 615BPM, CRY$CROSS, TY USHKA, NUKELAIR, ASE MANUAL, USHAMAMI, SYANIDE, and DJ WAWA, performances by SANTANA SANKOFA and AURA.  The party is pay what you can, 70% of the proceeds will go to the Amazon Conservation Team.

L to Halsey • M to Myrtle-Wyckoff • 21+
Tribal IDs accepted


Aru Apaza (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist who favors working in performance, installation, and analog film media. Based in Lenape territory, Aru is Aymara, connecting her to the sacred lands of so called Bolivia. Currently, Aru explores late stage Capitalism through the lens of a space ndn, portraying the myriad of experiences surround Urban Indigeneity. Often lost in the dissonance of Capitalism, imagination becomes vital in initiating an important dialogue of indigenous liberation and survival. Apaza’s work is situated within the vast intersection of Ancestral Technologies and modern day Western Imperialism.


WE ARE HERE is made possible by the New York Women’s Foundation, American Indian Community House and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance Leadership Fellowship.

The 2019-2020 Season at Abrons Arts Center is supported, in part, by generous grants from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, and other generous Henry Street Settlement funders. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and support from the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.