TRANSFORMATIONS

queer poetics in times of gentrification


Remember the state of it all before the state ate it all?

We have no spaces left to dance. Spaces sitting empty, left to dance alone in darkness. For one day only the disused gas station on Sonnenallee will be transformed. It’s one of the countless spaces that have lost their role and purpose and cry out for repurposing.

Demolition, transference, takeover, transformation. How can a space be transformed? How can disused places find new life? Can our queer bodies rise up out of the debris and take flight?

Everything is made to measure. Buildings go up in a week. Everything feels fleeting and transient. Our queer bodies and spaces and nightlife are under constant threat. How safe do we really feel here? How is gentrification affecting our own transformation?


LANGUAGE:

German, English

CAST:

Jenny Browne

Salome Kiessling

Cat Jugravu

DRAMATURGY

Cat Jugravu

SCRIPT SUPERVISION

Jenny Browne

MUSIC

Andrei Raicu

PRODUCTION

Simona Klaniute

*a Queerdos 2022 production, inspired and supported by kultur.tanken 2022 Festival, funded through Musik Fonds Berlin


(ne)natural (in)vizibil queer


We are always precarious, open, oozing into other bodies/stories – in (ne)natural (in)vizibil queer nine unapologetically queer bodies form the base of a socio-political practice of healing and nourishment, which becomes their queer ceremony.

Performance developed during the 2021 summer camp project Queerdos ACTing UP in Moldova

LANGUAGE:

Romanian, Russian, English

CAST:

Doy Romanta Dochitan,

Gabriela Rotaru

Toma

Samario

Valeria Bejenaru

Vasile Micleusanu

Niura

Serghei Reulet

Dandelion


VIOLENCE


©Roni Lugassi


What are the violent experiences that structure our lives as queer people?
How do our past experiences affect our present
How does one deal with structural violence?
What is our individual reaction to violent experiences?
How does the violence with which we are still represented and treated bleed into our lives?



UNAPOLOGETIC



“Are you ready to apologize for always apologizing? To take back all those times you said “sorry” when you weren’t really to blame, just to clear out a tempest?

Ready to take what’s yours and be unapologetically queer? To claim your space and own your queer femme body?”

CAST

Alice Danger

IXA Redpill

Nicky Miller

Jenny Browne

DIRECTION

Cat Jugravu

MUSIC

Andrei Raicu

SET DESIGN

Luqua Bertin



©kindergartendiary



BODY


©Cristian Cevasco


My body is a temple, my body is a war zone. My body belongs to me but on some nights to others as well. My body is a wrestling match.”Body standards, who has the bodiest body and who can withstand the scrutinizing look of 10,000 disapproving people?

In BODY we unlearned disliking our body, body that doesn't "fit in" and took pleasure in giving society a big FUCK OFF?! All in all, a gorgeous wrestling match.​A time to embrace our gorgeous, queer selves. A time to give our body the love it deserves.

CAST

Jenny Browne

Jake Indiana

Cosma Livre

Cat Jugravu

DIRECTION

devised process

MUSIC

Cosma Livre

SET DESIGN & LIGHTS

Mihal Andrisyak




HEIMAT


"Heimat" reflects the need for spatial orientation and the first “territory” that can offer identity, stimulation and safety for one’s own existence.

Heimat starts from our queer identity, our personal growth, and safety, or if there have been instances where you’ve felt not that secure or encountered any sort of social adversities​

Heimat has made way for xenophobia. Heimat is us, it’s only you? It’s you!

CAST

Alice Danger

IXA Redpill

BLEACH.

Ariel Nil Levy

DIRECTION

Cat Jugravu

MUSIC

Andrei Raicu

SET DESIGN

Michal Andrisyak



Heimat banner - HD 720p.mov

©Tegwen Evans