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Pas de Q invades the classical ballet world to shake up and reinvent its choreographic forms and traditions. The queer ensemble of male and non-binary dancers combines drag with pointe dance, a practice of romantic ballet. The fairies, ghosts, fairy-tale figures and swans from the romantic ballet era are supposed to appear unreachable and weightless, as if floating. The pointe shoe is also a gender symbol, because only women danced on pointe.

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In Pas de Q, the effortless fairies come from a distant future. The team, which consists entirely of professional drag artists on and behind the stage, allows their own life experiences and worlds of thought to flow into the performance. There they transfer their perspectives on sexuality, gender identity and romantic love into other galaxies: as science fiction goddesses they dance in a world detached from hierarchical and racist structures and common cultural gender norms. The result is a labyrinth of imaginative perversions beyond morality and shame that fans out the various possibilities of taking movement, dance and queer aesthetics – quite literally – on point.

(In English)
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DANCE Jean-Paul Bauer, Joel Small, Llewellyn Mgnuni, Leonardo Mancuso MUSIC, COMPOSITION, PERFORMANCE Kyle McKay/Ixa STAGE DESIGN, PAINTING, PERFORMANCE Rory Midhani COSTUME DESIGN, PERFORMANCE Anne Fidler STAGE DESIGN, TECHNICAL INSTALLATION, PERFORMANCE Colin Comfort LIGHT DESIGN, PERFORMANCE Bryan Schall PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Alex Dimitriou PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Yuko MatsuyamaA production by Tomi Paasonen in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Media partner: taz, die tageszeitung.
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