Power to the People! How do we take power? Can we scrap class divides within our genderbending world? And when power turns us on ….
Wotever Sex is what we like the most! Gender, Identity, Sexuality, Cultural and Class Politics and a five week course in Queer Entertainment and Education.
7.30 pm Hedwig
Hedwig is a queer femme who loves rope bondage and who love to tie with others who love it as much as she does.
The performance ‘Sensation’ is about how we communicate not only through words but through our bodies. Framing their rope bondage practice as a sensory experience, Hedwig and her rope partner seek to engage with all the senses of those involved, to feel, to touch, to smell, to listen and to taste and see how desire in ropes can feel like.
Fun, sexy and unexpected, this is rope as you have never seen it before.
8.30 pm Bird La Bird, Alp Haydar (with his guest Sharia Law)
Bird la Bird is a performer who straddles comedy and performance art. Bird puts the fun back in feminism and the camp back in communism. She has been described as a queer pearly queen and a haut couture fishwife.
TimeOut Audience Award winner Alp Haydar returns to the RVT, with his mother, Sharia Law, for what promises to be an explosive set, exploring themes of sexual power and forbidden lust. Alp’s unique brand of comedy cabaret mixes tongue-in-cheek humour with jaw-dropping visuals, his acclaimed video work having featured at the last two BFI London Gay & Lesbian Film Festivals. Live and unpredictably exciting, an experience like nothing else.
10 pm Rubyyy Jones, Troy Jackson, Ajah UK
Learn with Rubyyy, our Shameless Teacher, who shares some of life’s mysteries with us all.
Troy Jackson is a Canadian pop punk recording Artist calling for a “Pop Music Re-Evolution”.
His music video ‘The Batty Boys Revenge (TBBR)’ (directed by Alison Duke) has won powerful reviews for addressing homophobic violence. Screenings have happened at The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Toronto Inside Out Film Festival, Image Nation Film Festival (Montreal), The Regent Park Film Festival (Toronto), ReelOUT Film Festival (Kingston), The TIFF Lightbox Theatre and The North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
We end the whole of Wotever Sex with hot hiphop and dancey tunes from the outstanding Ajah!
Combining music with gender, identity, sexuality, cultural and class politics, Ajah UK are a hip-hop group with a difference. Fronted by Lucidity and Jaheda Choudhury this group have already been making a name for themselves across the North West, Manchester and Scandinavia. The group draws from its collective strength of being multi-gender, multi-racial and multi-sexuality to create music that challenges preconceptions and embraces individuality.
Ajah-UK’s debut album ‘Money Ain’t Your Friend’ conveys a unique collaboration between hip-hop and folk tales in which words and music are fused and woven together to create sounds which represent the different styles of music Ajah-UK are influenced by and listen to.
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