SPECTACULAR

14. - 18. NOVEMBER 2018

GERALD KURDIAN (PARIS)  - A QUEER BALLROOM FOR HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE

..sharing of oblique experiences and playful and stimulating occasions for all to reinvent oneself

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WHEN // WHERE // LANGUAGE // DURATIOn

Friday 17th November at 20:00 // Iðnó, Vonarstræti 3, 101 Reykjavík // English & Icelandic //  into the night!

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Last, and because there’s no other joy like “making people dance”, Gérald Kurdian works since a few months on a specific project : the one of organising an electronic music ball for the trans-gender, non-binary, cyborg, afro-futurist, polyamorous, fetish, etc forces called A QUEER BALLROOM FOR HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE and to use that event as a pretext to share practices and ideas.

He wishes for it to propose to the vogueing dancers, Masters of Ceremony (MCs), she-male performers or drag kings of the cities he works in, to invent and offer queer workshops for a broad audience and to invite their participants to practice them during the night under the speakers and lights of a party.

Vogueing dance classes, drag make-up, latex sessions or extravaganza classes, could thus become as many tracks for the sharing of oblique experiences and playful and stimulating occasions for all to reinvent oneself. Gérald Kurdian prepares for this event a dj set composed essentially of tracks having accompanied the queer fights of the last 80 years - brutal gay hip-hop, ambiguous voices of disco tracks, nineties deep-house progressions - and wishes to invite some of the main musicians and djs of the international queer scene - Crame, Planningtorock, Clara 3000, etc - to try out a mix to awaken the erotic potential of club music.

Gerald Kurdian is a musician, performer and radio-artist, studied visual arts at the École Nationale d’Arts de Paris-Cergy before entering the contemporary dance program Ex.e.r.ce 07 - CCNMLR under the direction of Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy. His oblique concerts are joyful opportunities to invent synergies between LIVE electronic music practices, performance art and documentary.

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With the support of: Drac ÎLe de france

production : Décor de l'Envers

Co-producion : APAP / Le Centquatre (Paris) / La Bellone (Brussels) / La Casa Encendida and CA2M (Madrid)

This project has been funded by apap - Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.