Sun 7 July 19.00
This lively evening explores gender through queer performance and screenings by celebrated local and national artists. BALTIC is Curious' triple bill includes Lazlo Pearlman’s Dance Me To the End Of Love, Amy Bell’s TOMBO(Y)LA and Drag Syndrome, an underground drag event performed by drag queens and kings with Down’s Syndrome.
£12 / £8 concessions / £10 before 30 June Tickets: curiousfestival.co.uk
Please note: 16+ years only. 16-17yrs to be accompanied by an adult.
The last 10mins will include frontal nudity.
Produced by Curious Arts and BALTIC. Curious Festival celebrates and explores Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer culture through the arts.
The starting point is the art. Before Down’s Syndrome, before extra chromosome, before disability, before anything. We are Drag Syndrome! Freshly fierced! The world’s first Drag troupe featuring highly addictive drag queens and kings with Down's Syndrome.
Amy Bell: TOMBO(Y)LA
A conversation with a dancer dancing in conversation with their gender
A rolling archive of tomboyhood
A drop-in durational installation
Give it a spin
What is a tomboy? How does that word live in the body and why would anybody want to grow out of it? How does the gene pool lottery connect with learned patterns of movement to shape our felt sense of body, gender, self and belonging?
TOMBO(Y)LA dances in that space between language and embodiment and opens up the gaps between names, nouns, declarations and the affects, emotions and potentials of embodiment.
TOMBO(Y)LA asks what it might be to move differently within gendered attempts to fix the flux of experience.
You are welcome to join Amy in conversations - thinking out loud and being with the questions rather than being satisfied with the answers. You are welcome to simply watch. You are welcome to come and go.
Lazlo Pearlman: Dance Me To the End Of Love
Dance Me To The End of Love, is a 10 minute cabaret/boylesque performance that explores intimacy, love, partnering and the transgender body:
"Candidly disarming and vividly confrontational, the routine Dance Me to the End of Love by transgender idol Lazlo Pearlman is as engrossing as it is challenging. A graceful, gentlemanly pas de deux with a coat stand, it defies description, blurring the boundaries between burlesque, boylesque and performance art. [...] acts as thought-provoking as this don’t often end with the public absorbed in widespread dancing." C.J. Lazaretti, Erotic Review