After ViolenceBaroque Drag: Gender Masculinity and Violence
16 November @ 20:00 - 23:30£8 – £12
On November 16 + 23, _REMIX will present a unique baroque drag experience, After Violence. Performed by drag queen Rhys’s Pieces, non-binary vocalist Ella Taylor, lute player Sam Brown and electronic musician Benjamin Tassie,
After Violence will explore gender, masculinity and male violence from a uniquely queer perspective. Using the music of baroque composer John Dowland as a framework, After Violence will incorporate elements of dance, cabaret, drag, electronic-pop and baroque music to explore plural perspectives on maleness and masculinity. Performed in the beautiful Tudor setting of the National Trust’s Sutton House in Hackney, and at the Dulwich Picture Gallery as part of a gallery Late, After Violence will celebrating diverse identities through radical, cross-genre performance. Text and direction is by FXXX BXXXX of Oedipa.
At Sutton House After Violence is presented as a stand-alone event, with a bar throughout. At the Dulwich Picture Gallery the work will be presented as a response to the gallery’s current exhibition ‘The Art of Violence’ and will be performed in front or Ribera’s monumental painting ‘Apollo Flaying Marsyas’.
On November 03 _REMIX will run two workshops for members of the LGBTQI+ community to share experiences and inform the creation of After Violence. Workshops will be held at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.