SADONNA is exactly what it sounds like, sad versions of Madonna songs. In this music project, choreographer Miguel Gutierrez shows just how tiny the spiritual distance is between an international pop superstar who grew up in Bay City, Michigan and an international experimental itinerant who grew up in Colonia, New Jersey. Backed by the SLUTINOS, the Sad (Mostly) Latino Boys Backup Singers, SADONNA ekes out the melancholy cry for help hidden within Madonna’s uplifting lyrics. Come for the Holiday, stay for the tears.

Recent performances of SADONNA have taken place at Joe's Pub, Artists Space summer reading series, and Miguel's bedroom.

Background image is a Photoshopped creation by Alvaro Gonzalez made from Steven Meisel's legendary cover of Madonna's Like A Virgin album and Miguel's decidedly unlegendary photo and makeup skillz.