Artist collective TachoTinta declares life to be a show in “Cultural Drag”: It is not about what you are but about what you become! The drag show of different cultural identities is a game of positive uncertainty, cultural misunderstandings, and glamourous exaggerations. The performers draw from their own experiences throughout: They all know what it means when assumptions on culture, identity and trans-culturalism are woven into prejudice. In this piece, at once colourful and pensive, they toy with the concept of “stereotyping oneself”. This turns into a subversive strategy to tackle expectations, ascriptions and the perception of others. TachoTinta last guested at tanzhaus nrw with “Ms. Mon” during Now & Next, the platform for upcoming North Rhine-Westphalian choreographers, in 2018. In 2019, they received the flausen+stipendium and performed “Entre 2: A Second Deal” at the HUNDERTPRO Festival in the Ringlokschuppen Ruhr.
Duration: 60 Min.
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Concept: TachoTinta; Creation, performance: Silvia Ehnis Perez Duarte, Mijin Kim, Seulki Hwang, Enis Turan; Dramaturgical counselling: Robin Junicke; Stage design: Charlotte Ducousso; Sound design: Vincent Michalke; Project management: Josefine Pfütze (Aus der Reihe).
A co-production by TachoTinta and Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, in flausen+ co-production with E-Werk Freiburg e.V. and Theaterwerkstatt Pilkentafel. Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien; Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen; Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Schleswig-Holstein; Kulturbüro der Stadt Flensburg.