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Photo: Gérald Kurdian

Hot Bodies - Stand Up

Performance · Deutschlandpremiere by Gérald Kurdian
In the frame of Open Spaces#3-2018

Supported by a sampler and a vocoder, Gérald Kurdian tells the story of the antihero Trk_x and his encounters during the sexual revolutions of the 20th and 21st centuries in seven songs and two danced interludes. For »Hot Bodies - Stand Up«, the French musician, performer and radio artist creates a sensual collage of materials and formats such as opera, stand-up-comedy, choreography and documentary, mixing interviews with people whose sexuality or gender is an act of resistance with texts on feminist or queer activism.

A collective experience of our drives, in which physical and sexual energies are liberated while our bodies, histories and future utopias are reinvented.

Concept, performance: Gérald Kurdian | Dramaturgy: Valérie Castan | Artistic collaboration: Sylvie Garot, Arantxa Martinez, Aloyse Leledy | Production management: Sarah Parolin | Supported by the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France; the Ministery for Culture and Communication and d’Arcadi Île-de-France; This performance is supported by Institut français, the French Ministry for Culture / DGCA and in the frame of apap – Performing Europe 2020, cofunded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

28.10. After Talk following the performance

Gérald Kurdian

Gérald Kurdian studied visual arts at the ENSAPC before entering the contemporary dance program Ex.e.r.ce 07 under the direction of Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy. His oblique concerts, joining electronic music, performance art and documentary practices are since then regularly presented in Europe and abroad (Usine C - Montréal, Crossing the Line - New York, Steirischer Herbst - Graz, Centre Pompidou - Metz, Fondation Cartier, etc). In 2017, he initiated HOT BODIES OF THE FUTURE!, a series of research projects (performances, queer-feminist choir workshops, inclusive parties, and more) around sexual revolutions.