DRAG KING - TONGUE OF POWER
July 17-21, 5 days
In this workshop we will use the body as a starting point to explore, embody and play with the ultra-masculine. We will draw the stereotypes to the forefront to better understand and study them in their extremities. Each participant will build their own dragking character who will slowly be born and created through the workshop days. We will work a little with mask and costume, but mainly with the body as a tool for transformation. It will be a laboratory where we are not afraid of clichés and where we dare to use humor as a tool to entitle serious issues and commun traumas. It will in return be an exploration of power and an understanding of the choreography that bodies who possess power have.
Dates: July 17-21 (weekend+evenings)
Location: This course is situated in Gothenburg, Kajskjul 46, Fiskhamnsvägen 43B. Nearest tramway stop: Chapmans torg.
Costs: 1400 SEK including course fee, accommodation and food (breakfast, lunch and evening meal). If you do not wish to stay at the school you pay a course fee of 200 SEK.
If you live in another Nordic country than Sweden you receive a 15% discount on ackommodation and board!
Language: Swedish/English adjusted to the group.
Teacher: Sepideh Khodarami
Sepideh Khodarahmi is a dancer, choreographer and actor educated at the University of Stage and Music in Gothenburg, the Hogeschool for the Arts in Amsterdam and the Broadway Dance Center in New York. Sepideh started as a dragking in the vogue community but has continued to work with it in different contexts in different forms. Sensuality, queerness, eroticism and gender are recurring themes in her work that flows between performance, theater and dance. Most recently, Sepideh performed her solo "blue skies forever" which played at Grootlab Amsterda, and "Borderlands" by Lauri Lohi at Atalante.