Genderjoy – a living sculpture that plays with body and gender
A dancer in a fantastical costume and a guitarist’s improvised tones combine to create a living sculpture which turns gender stereotypes on their head and inside out. In constant flux, they challenge and shape how we see.
A body undulates through gendered signals, adopting fleeting forms which shift from something distinctly feminine through something distinctly masculine and into something undefined. A large muscle bulging out from the leg, a hip which jerks with extra sass and a human form which oscillates between vulnerable and proud.
Genderjoy is a physical and musical collage which plays with the gender roles and patterns which we ourselves help to perpetuate and form – perhaps without really wanting to?
The performance is flexible in its set-up and can be adapted for different locations. The living structure can move indoors through a foyer, corridor or even up and down a flight of stairs. It can be performed outdoors, around a tree, out on an open lawn or in a courtyard.
AGE: From ages five and up.
DURATION: Approx 20 minutes. Duration can vary based on location and age group.
PREMIERE: Sjælør Kirke in Copenhagen, March 23rd 2022.
TOUR: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and booking.