1. Idag fyller jag år. Jag firar med Salt'N'Pepa, Amy Winehouse, middag med ett par nära vänner och sedan Klubb Queer där folk förhoppningsvis kommer bjuda mig på lite födelsedagsdrinkar.
2. Min soloföreställning "In burning - In bashing back - In blooming" goes Malmö/Lund. Hoppas se så många som möjligt av er i publiken ♥:
The dates and times and places are as following:
Thursday September 8th 19.30 - Inkonst, Bergsgatan 29, Malmö
Friday September 9th 18.00 - Inkonst, Malmö
Wednesday September 14th 19.30 - Bangatan 10, Lund (this show is part of Queera Teaterdagar - Emelie Lysholm Queer i Förskolan is shown on the 15th of september at 19.30 at the same venue)
Tickets: Cost 50 SEK for those with a little less money and 80 SEK for those with a little more money. Tickets are sold at the venue and the ticket sales open one hour before the show starts, so be sure to get there before the show starts. I recommend people to be at the venue a half an hour before the show starts.
I am SUPER EXCITED to see you all ♥ ♥ ♥ and make sure to invite all your friends to this event - this is probably the only chance to see this in Malmö/Lund!
IN BURNING - IN BASHING BACK - IN BLOOMING - SPOKEN WORD AND PERFORMANCE ART-MUSICAL BY ALEXANDER ALVINA CHAMBERLAND
”Those who have suffered understand suffering and thereby extend their hand, the storm which brings harm also makes the grass grow fertile” – Patti Smith
”Sometimes all reflective human beings struggle with feelings of emptiness and everything being meaningless. Does the realization of deep oppression and all the darkness in the world require suicide? No, it requires revolt!” - Quote from the play
Those of us who have been raped are called many things. We are told that our lives are ruined. That we must cry ourselves to sleep every night. That we have been through something that is ”worse than death”. But Hello! A guy raped me 3,5 years ago and I am still here. I survived. It was something terrible, but I refuse to be passive and victimized for the rest of my life. I don’t call myself a rape victim. I call myself a rape survivor. I survived and in many ways I am stronger now than ever before.
I am a rape survivor, but that is only one of my many identities and but one of many themes for this spoken word-musical. ”In burning – in bashing back – in blooming” is about going through a crisis (not just rape specifically) and losing control, but also about how you can grow and strengthen, find agency and learn from these situations. Through yourself, through support, through solidarity, through SCREAMING, through activism. It’s about queerfeminist activism – the twosome-norm, femme-fighting, the liberation of screaming your lungs out, the radical possibilities of pleasure, drag, explosions, silence, cats, black swans, lookism, alternatives to suicide and bashing back against hate crime. Featuring the dick of patriarchy and the head of capitalism, and giving head to patriarchy and capitalism.
"This little limp wrist, it turns into a fist".
Riot Grrrl meets spoken word meets queer performance art meets dark musical. Valerie Solanas meets Judith Butler and Diamanda Galas meets Kathleen Hanna. The results are intense , cathartic and unapologetically political. Femme fucks back. Femme fights back. Femme bashes back. Kitty’s got claws and sharp teeth and is not afraid to use them.
* trigger warning since the play features the reenactment of a sexual assault.
Written and performed by Alexander Alvina Chamberland
Angelica Negin Rad from Malmö’s Theatre Academy is co-director. Thank you also to Yona Kimhi ♥
Length: 70 minutes
Featuring music by: Bikini Kill, PJ Harvey, Le Tigre, Hole, Christina Aguilera, TLC, Nina Simone, Diamanda Galas, L7, Amy Winehouse and CocoRosie.
The following is a clip from the production:
The show har so far been booked at the following venues:
(28 july - sneak-peek of one scene in Copenhagen, DK)
2 august - Stadsteaterns Kafé Klarascén, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
18 august - Queertopiafestivalen, Norberg
august/september - Amsterdam, Netherlands
8 september - Inkonst, Malmö kl. 19.30
9 september - Inkonst, Malmö kl. 18
14 september - Bangatan 10, Lund kl. 19.30
I am also hoping and planning on going to Göteborg, San Francisco and doing a quaint little European Tour in Berlin, Leipzig, London, Helsinki, Barcelona, Manchester and Amsterdam later in the fall/winter. I also plan on going back to Stockholm.
For more bookings and information contact: email@example.com
The shows the 8-9th of september in Malmö are presented in cooperation with Folkuniversitetet
Queera Teaterdagar and the show the 14th of september is presented in cooperation with ABF Lund