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Dance Double Bill: Andreas Constantinou + Lucy McCormick

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Photo credits: Andrew Constantinou by Allan Høgholm Henriksen. Lucy McCormick L/R by Ellie Stamp, Claire Haigh, Claire Nolan

Dance Double: Andreas Constantinou / ReDoing GENDER 1.5
& Lucy McCormick / Mystery Play

Hackney Showroom

Dates: 07-Oct

Time: 1930-2200

Tickets: £12/10

Book Tickets

What to expect…

Andreas Constantinou (ReDoing GENDER 1.5)

ReDoing GENDER 1.5: is an award winning solo performed by internationally acclaimed artist Andreas Constantinou. In this solo Constantinou challenges patriarchal masculinities in a measure to question normative and non normative male gender roles. From classical sculptures of male ideals, a gender confused ape, feminized frolics, a box headed individual, to a full blown crying baby with a mans body. ReDoing GENDER is filled with intense imagery that displays one mans search for an identity amid the gaze of a patriarchal society.

Show: 50 Minutes

Lucy McCormick (Mystery Play)

“I have been playing God in a series of biblical re-enactments, performed via dance, pop ballads and performance art.

I was partly inspired to create these pieces by an ongoing interest in the Quaker belief in ‘God’ as one’s own moral conscience – ‘the God in all of us’. These pieces are also an exercise in casting myself as the Ultimate Man, and so allow for my interests and frustrations in gender politics and feminist discourse.

I have enjoyed making crude links between my own position as an artist and the rhetoric of these biblical stories – what do I stand for? what am I willing to do? what will the end be like?

Playing deity allows for both the exorcism and celebration of my own ego”.

Show 20-25 Minutes

PLEASE BE AWARE PERFORMANCES FEATURE NUDITY AND MAY INCLUDE IMAGES OF A SEXUAL NATURE

Venue

Hackney Showroom – London E8 2BT

Hackney Downs Studios,
Amhurst Terrace,
London E8 2BT

Tel: 020 3095 9747
Web: http://www.hackneyshowroom.com/whatson

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AN ‘EVENING-IN’ with JINKX & PEACHES

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Photo credits: Peter Podworski

AN ‘EVENING-in’ WITH Jinkx Monsoon & Peaches Christ

Toynbee studios

Dates: 19-Oct

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What to expect…

WORLD PREMIERE – ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!

And What? Queer Arts Festival Presents
AN EVENING WITH Jinkx Monsoon & Peaches Christ
….in conversation and song
Toynbee Studios (Artsadmin)

Due to the overwhelming success of their Peaches Christ and Jinkx Monsoon: Return To Grey Gardens show and the sad logistical inability to add another date, the And What? Fest is proud to present a world preimere, one night only specially made for London show………

AN EVENING WITH JINKX MONSOON & PEACHES CHRIST
in conversation and song.

Something to quench the thirst for those of you who couldn’t get into the Gardens. This will be an intimate, special, one-night-only happening taking the form of a chat / variety show starring this dynamic drag duo. With interviews, stories shared, anecdotes, live music and song. This will be wildly entertaining, jaw dropping and eye opening no-holds-barred expose that aspires to be as hilarious as it is revealing.

Consumer warning: audience participation is sure to be integrated into the evening’s festivities, come armed with your most probing questions!

This is a world premiere event! One Night only. Tickets on sale 20 September! Get em while they is hawt (Return to Grey Gardens sold out in 24hours)

Don’t forget you can also catch the stars and a host of other beauties at the official Grey Gardens afterparty Staunch: Grey Gardens After Party & And What? Closing Party

 

Venue

Toynbee Studios – London E1 6AB

28 Commercial St,
London E1 6AB

Tel: 020 7650 2350
Web: http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/toynbee-studios

 

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Peaches Christ & Jinkx Monsoon // Return To Grey Gardens

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Photo credits: Jose A Guzman Colon

Peaches Christ and Jinkx Monsoon:  Return To Grey Gardens

Toynbee Studios

Dates: 20 & 21-Oct

Times: 19:30-21:00

Tickets: £18-£20

Book Tickets

What to expect…

UK/LONDON PREMIERE

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR SPECIAL AFTER PARTY STAUNCH DETAILS UP SOON

RETURN TO GREY GARDENS stars drag superstars JINKX MONSOON as Lil’ Jinkxy and PEACHES CHRIST as Big Peachy in this hilarious and loving tribute the Maysles’ documentary cult film Grey Gardens. Also featuring CHEDDAR GORGEOUS, ANNA PHYLACTIC and the ULTRA VIOLETS, plus further guest stars to be announced.
The stage-show is set forty years into the future and documents the lives of an aging drag mother and her bitter drag daughter who continue to perform for an empty house at the now dilapidated and run-down TOYNBEE STUDIOS. How did this happen? What will become of them? Will their famous and successful royal drag cousin step up and help out? Only the cats and raccoons know for sure!
UK producer Bren O’Callaghan (Manchester), Andrew Ellerby (London).

Venue

Toynbee Studios – London E1 6AB

28 Commercial St,
London E1 6AB

Tel: 020 7650 2350
Web: http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/toynbee-studios