Thursday 27 June
“These are our bodies. What do you see?” Two transgender performers say f**k you to the binary, and invite you to their radically queer dance party! Set in nightclubs, Sound Cistem is an exuberant dance show about the cisgender gaze on the transgender body. Through riotous, glittering disco, shame is rejected and a self-love manifesto made. Unafraid to punch hard, Sound Cistem asks you to see the beauty in these bodies: and your own too.
Life is terrifying for nearly 25-year-old Ashanti. She has no idea what she’s doing. Unemployed, trapped in her childhood bedroom on a permanent Netflix binge, and attempting to avoid the inevitable “when are you getting a job”? Until a chance arrival encourages her to try and subvert the quarter life crisis and finally find a socially-acceptable answer to “but where are you really from?”…after just one more episode.
‘I used to be interested in clothes, clubs, buying records. And men. Now my life…what life?’ Responding to Bren Gosling’s ‘Moment of Grace’ two performers explore what it was to be gay in the 80s when the UK was full of fear and ignorance. An intimate duet moving through themes of paranoia, intimacy and oppression. The work also gives thanks to those who made it possible to say “HIV is no longer a death sentence.”