Technoburlesque IMAGE SNATCHERS
Wednesday, August 27th at 9.00 pm
AKC Metelkova mesto – Klub Gromka
For the past two decades burlesque has been on the rise and the growing popularity of the genre also resonates in pop culture. Burlesque has undergone many changes over the past century since its initial boom as a form of male entertainment, especially in terms of internalising the female position, which transformed the act of uncovering one’s body into an emancipatory gesture.
However, if we were to define the technoburlesque Image Snatchers as a feminist expression, it would be too soft and politically correct. If we were to say it’s an engaged performance, it would be too bland. If we were to call it bold, it would be too dandy. The technoburlesque Image Snatchers is a step up from burlesque with its taunting impersonations and an entire century on from the seductive singing and dancing. Its authors say that technoburlesque is a mute comedy of a body that mocks the rigidity of social roles.
While the group of creators and performers involved in the performance is partly fluid, its core is composed of some of the best performers, dancers and musicians from the Slovene performing arts scene. Do come and join us in Gromka, where the atmosphere – even if without air-conditioning – will keep us going until the end.
Creators, performers: Feminalz: Crucial Pink, Mad Jakale, Mathilde Buns, Tristan Bargeld, Frau Strapatz, H.P.D. (hormonal perturbator in decay), Cica-San
Special guest: Liberty Brokeheart
Costume design: Urška Recer
Make up: Tina Prpar (Tinka Pobalinka)
Music: Nova deViator
Texts: Saša Rakef, Frau Strapatz, Feminalz
Design: Saša Kerkoš
Executive producers: Dare Pejić, Saša Rakef
In collaboration with: Klub Gromka, Maska
Thanks to: Zavod Projekt Atol
Financial support: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana
Photo: Nada Žgank