21 Jan: The Rights of Spring – Khamlane Halsackda

Date: January 21
Time: 7.30 pm (65 min)
Available on our Vimeo channel from January 26 to February 2

The Rights of Spring is a dance theater performance inspired by Ballets Russes original The Rite of Spring. Through drag art it confronts patriarchal notions of gender whilst looking for new rituals that reflect modernity’s insatiable appetite for consuming popular culture. With so much digital noise it’s not so simple anymore to know who we are. What within us needs to awaken at the arrival of Spring?

Feminine, masculine, and all that lies between; meet Kitty Sparkle. She’s a drag artist. Her gender flows as easily as her many facades. She can entertain and dance for you. She can make you laugh, and maybe cry, but she will also carry you into the dark and beautiful corners of her mind where we can all find a way to fly far far from here. Escaping into the realms of our imagination and a utopian freedom, so we too can have the right to be whoever or whatever we choose.

A part of Stolt Scenkonst and aiming for world pride 2021.

Co-directed by: Khamlane Halsackda & Maria Stamenkovic Herranz
Performed by: Daniel Jeremiah Persson
Music by: Kent Olofsson
Costume/set by: Petra Hjortsberg
Lighting by: Marcus Philippe Gustafsson

A co-production between Nya Rörelsen and Dansstationen. With Support from Stenkrossen, Malmö Stad, Konstnärsnämnden, Riksteatern Hallunda and Acción Cultural Española (PICE grant)