Get an introduction to the world of the Iranian-Swiss Drag Queen Gigi Lou. Gigi Lou talks about the context, the identity of a drag queen and the different existing currents. What are the limitations and possibilities to practice this art in Iran? What are the stages of transformation before appearing as a Drag Queen? Gigi shares her experience with and answers your questions too. In a second part you will experience Gigi Lou as a live performance.
Danial Seyed is a young man from Iran, a country of culture, but without freedom. He grew up in a very strict and religious society, in which the art of drag, but also art in general, was portrayed as an unforgivable sin. He left his country in 2015 and came to Europe to follow his artistic intentions without restrictions. Here, he invented the figure of Gigi Lou. Danial Seyed is an autodidact and comes from theater and film.
Instructors Azmara Benama, Mathieu Clavel, Leila Golbangi, Gigi Lou, Shala Mirshahi, Setsoafia Nyamedi, Parichan Osman, Shirin Youssef Direction Andreas Liebmann Coordination Daniela Monteiro, Megan Hefti Production Annett Hardegen Concept Andreas Liebmann, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt Coproduction Verein Chalet Olé, Espace culturel Le Nouveau Monde, Festival Belluard Bollwerk International
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