mercredi 16 septembre 2009


Performance de Nando Messias

Sissy! forms part of Nando’s practice-based PhD research on the issue of male effeminacy. It has been developed following the progress of a series of experiments carried out in and out of studio. Sissy! investigates the sometimes damaging effects of living a life as a hyper-visible queer subject. Based on the work developed by Quentin Crisp and Matt Houlbrook (among others), bodily markers of effeminacy have been isolated in order to examine current perceptions of the sissy body. The limp-wrist, the mincing gait, makeup and high-heeled shoes are therefore used to create choreography that engages with pressing concerns such as violence, segregation and ridicule – all still prevailing elements in the daily life of sissies.

This piece has been created in collaboration with Biño Sauitzvy.

It is about 30 minutes long.

Performance times as follows:

Thursday, 01st of October at 7pm.

Friday, 02nd of October at 3pm.

Friday, 02nd of October at 7pm.

The Central School of Speech and Dramatique
The Embassy Studio
Eton Avenue, NW3 3HY
London, United Kingdom
Tel: 02077228183

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