Cabaret Burlesque with Renata Carvalho - Smile Vidya - Tiago Gambogi - Fernanda Mandagara - Maiada Aboud

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Highly provocative shows performed by fearless artists who dare to strip social conventions to reveal the transgressive power of the body - Over 18s
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19:00
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22:00
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Date:
Saturday, May 15, 2021
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£ 8 
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All
Number of places available:
100
Session length (in minutes):
180
About
Highly provocative shows performed by fearless artists who dare to strip social conventions to reveal the transgressive power of the body - Over 18s
When
London UK Time
Start Time:  
19:00
Finish Time:
22:00
Starts on:
Ends on: 
Date:
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Where
Location:   
Online
Tickets
Price:
£ 8 
Details
Level:
All
Number of places available:
100
Session length (in minutes):
180
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A Health & WELLth Festival Event

Local Times:

London (BST) 19:00-22:00
San Francisco (PDT) 11am-2pm
New York (EDT) 2pm-5pm
Brasilia (BRT) 15:00-18:00
Berlin (CEST) 20:00-23:00

Full Description:

Cabaret Burlesque  

'Transpofágico Manifesto' – by Renata Carvalho invites the public to look at a transvestite body introducing its historicity. - “My body came before me, without being asked”. As well as its constitution: “In a way, I became pregnant of myself. I gave birth to myself”. The social path of self-inflicted pain, mass incarceration, censorship, pathology, AIDS, the violent diaspora and trans / transvestite bodies murders led me to the conclusion: “I did not discover myself as a transvestite, society screamed this at me”. Carvalho's transopophagy consists in a public act of self-phage by devouring her own transcestrality, she is able to regurgitate it into art form, literature and / or education.

'Captain Chainsaw' – by Tiago Gambogi
A dictator in an exotic land starts to cut down trees non-stop for 1460 days. To his dismay and disbelief, he begins to transform into a tree. A surreal comic tale tackling environmental crimes and climate change with the use of contemporary clowning, pole dance and extraordinary costumes made of everyday objects.

'Sons of a bitch' – by Fernanda Mandagará explores the universe of motherhood. After having twins in the middle of a pandemic, Fernanda’s life and vision of the world changed drastically, leaving her in fragments (of love, fear, loneliness, tiredness, happiness and uncertainty). The performance brings more questions than answers, playing with pieces of identity to try figuring out how many facets a person can have, proving that “Yes sir, she (still) can boogie”.

'Scar' is Smiley Vidya last piece touching on the mental and physical scars associated with having her male body blend into her feminine identity. Scar is an evidence of an incident as well as a haunting nightmare of those incidents. Every Scar has a story that reveals the bullies, the careless treatment, the hate crimes of society. Scar always reminds how to stay strong. Scar is a brave story of what it takes to be a Transwoman.

'Performance Mediation' by Dr Maiada Aboud        
“I chose performance as my means of challenging the patriarchy through the language of the body, by exploring gender and sexuality embedded in the female body, and the absent female sexual body that my culture has labeled as evil. I wanted and still want to inscribe my body in order to speak, using this art as a stage across which I could express my frustration and anger, and as a platform for my rebellion against the traditional conceptions of the image of ‘woman’ in the Arab world”.

Take-away Benefits:

Uplifting, Transgressive, Humorous, Fun, Entertaining

Type of format: Performance

Language: English/Portuguese with subtitles

Duration of session: 3 hours

Technical platform for the course: Zoom Pro

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