24 May 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on 25 Jun 2021 at 7:15 pm
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When I was 10, I wanted to be a female gymnast, but I was a boy. At 15, I wanted to be desired, but I was too hairy. Tonight, as a performer, I want to be Ingrid Bergman. But I am a loser.
Stigma is a cross-genre performance about scrutiny, failure and of never being the right fit. Exploring society’s narratives of success and binaries through sports, queer identity soul and humour. Luis Amalia will use his artistic obsessions to make you feel the passion: he will tell you what happened to Esther Moya, a powerful gymnast who failed to win a medal in Sydney 2000. He will re-enact one of Ingrid Bergman’s most moving scenes in Autumn Sonata. And he will share my visit to a sweaty gay sauna.
Stigma is a show about being yourself, even if you are a freak. This time, history will be written by losers, not winners.
Information and tickets in the link below.