INTERNATIONALES THEATERINSTITUT / MIME CENTRUM BERLIN

MEDIATHEK

FÜR TANZ

UND THEATER

MCB-TV-3725

The Heather Lang Show

Autorenschaft
Beschreibung

Aufführung im Rahmen der "Sommerbar":
One-woman show: double the woman, double the show. Based in the gregarious performative context of drag, two women appear as men appearing as women.

The two performer use drag not only as a manipulation of gender, but as a springboard for the total emancipation of the performer through a plethora of personalities, entertainers, characters and iconic figures both cultural/historical and fictional.
"The aroma of travesty is pungent, immediately discernable, it can transform a room and provide a unique 'frisson.' ... Drag rarely seems to be equated with the promise of talent, though there have always been exceptional manifestations of the drag queen ... Drag has never been about confusion, gender or otherwise, in my experience. It has always functioned as a sublimely specific vehicle for expression, a beautiful surprise, a red scarf waved in the face of a bullish society unwilling to witness the values between the black and the white. Instead of producing the 'illusion of inner depth,' I have harnessed its unique potential so as to reveal my inner depths to a surprised and unsuspecting public." - John Kelley, In Praise Of Drag, 1991
www.tanzimaugust.de

Darsteller
Eleanor Bauer, Vise Versus
Standorte
MCB
Reihe
Aufnahmedatum
Samstag, 15. August 2009
Orte
Stadt
Berlin
Land
Deutschland
Kamera
Andrea Keiz
Länge
60 min
Schlagworte