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Budapest artists to collaborate with Berlin-based LGBTQ+ collective in unique show

Budapest, Hungary – Following their open call to queer- and trans-identified performers, Berlin’s queer performance ensemble Queerdos have facilitated a workshop with four young Budapest-based artists. This Saturday 28th, at Auróra, their week of workshops will culminate in a unique show, blending together spoken word, music and performance.

The four Budapest-based performers are Kinga Fancsali, Róbert Fekete, Andrea Lukács and Diego Olea.

Queerdos:Resistance aim to be a statement of solidarity and visibility for young LGBTQi+ people in Hungary. It offers the chance to witness a new generation of Budapest’s performers bringing their raw energy to the stage, and empowering you with their words. The show will be followed by a DJ set by Menishu (OMOH).

Queerdos:Resistance
Saturday 28th September 2019
Auróra utca 11, 1084 Budapest
Doors open 20:30 / show 22:00
Donation based

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/3005181589496636/

Part of a city partnership between Berlin and Budapest realised with the support of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, the project is facilitated by four Berlin-based Queerdos artists: Cat Jugravu, Andrei Raicu, Jenny Browne and Luqua Bertini.

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Budapest-based Queerdos Luqua Bertin, Cat Jugravu, Jenny Browne and Andrei Raicu aim to make a statement of solidarity and visibility for young LGBTQi+ people in Hungary.

A transdisciplinary performative project focusing on initiating discourses and dialogues in the frame of an LGBTQi+ narrative, Queerdos believes that every story is valuable, and that every voice must be heard. It provides a safe platform in Berlin for queer-identifying artists to take centre stage, and fight back against discrimination and political injustice through the creative arts.

By engaging in theatrical work using mainly spoken word with various artists belonging to queer minorities in Berlin and other cities where queer politics are often ignored or looked down upon, they hope to promote acceptance and understanding on a larger scale and to utilise its great potential for impact. Subjects such as abuse, trans and homophobia, racism, and xenophobia are very often addressed in their performances.

Queerdos aims at creating a platform for free speech and artistic expression in the queer community, emphasising tolerance, integration and awareness. Spoken word as a performance lightens up the sometimes hard-to-digest political contexts through the usage of elements (singing, dancing, spoken word, stand-up comedy etc) which can reach a mixed audience.

The collective says it hopes to bring “the community of what society deems as ‘misfits’ together in a safe space for expression and learning”.

A political science graduate from the University of Nottingham, Tom Eisenchteter lived in South Africa, Thailand and Malaysia before returning to his native France where he worked in the media department of the French Ministry of Defense. He is a regular contributor to the publications of French media Asialyst and of the Paris-based think-tank Asia Centre. In 2018, he founds Kafkadesk Media with his brother in Prague.

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