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Internationales Sommerfestival 2022
Raja Feather Kelly:

Ugly Part 3: Blue

 
  • © Karolina Miernik
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  • © Karolina Miernik
  • © Karolina Miernik
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Wheelchair users / Theater & Performance / Dance
  • Duration: 70 Min.
  • Tickets: 24 / 14 Euro (conc. from 9 Euro, 50% conc. with Festivalkarte)
  • With little English language

  • Thu, 25.08.2022 19:00 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – P1 Tickets
  • Fri, 26.08.2022 19:00 [Talk]
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  • Sat, 27.08.2022 19:00
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  • Sun, 28.08.2022 19:00
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Bright-blue Pop culture collage about being black and queer by a Warhol obsessed choreography-poet.

Raja Feather Kelly’s awards are in the realms of the superlative: two works with his choreographies, for example, are Pulitzer Prize winners (2019 “Fairview” and 2020 “A Strange Loop”). His own works, which he produces with his company The Feather Theory, are always somehow about the pop art icon Andy Warhol, to whom Gus Van Sant is also dedicating a production in the festival, and who found meaning in questioning popular culture. And that’s exactly what Raja Feather Kelly does in his social commentaries, often bathed in pops of colour. The UGLY trilogy is his response to the lack of nuanced Black queer narratives in the mainstream. After the first two parts negotiated the exclusion (BLACK QUEER ZOO) and the alienation (HYSTERIA) of Black queer subjectivity, BLUE looks at the ambivalence between self-love and that otherness. In a blue cosmos, it rains references from science fiction, comics and Wagner film adaptations, which merge into a visually impressive and atmospheric dreamscape that can also be considered a visual art performance.


  • Concept, Direction & Performance: Raja Feather Kelly
  • Video Design: Laura Snow
  • Light Design: Tuçe Yasak
  • Stage Design: You-Shin Chen
  • Sound: Christoph Mateka
  • Kostüme: Brandi Holt
  • Music: Raja Feather Kelly, David Baldwin, Emily Wells

PRODUCED BY Impulstanz, Vienna with SUPPORT FROM Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation.


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