BUTCH REALNESS WHEN QARL QUNT ENTERS THE STAGE

Anything can happen when Sofia Södergård enters the stage transformed to the drag king Qarl Qunt. Qarl is queer, has the firmest grip and thinks that nothing compares with pickling vegetables. With his interest in both power and sexuality he invites the audience on a crossover performance which lands between cabaret and performance. Through the dance genres Voguing and Waacking delivers butch realness, challenging the stereotype of masculine and feminine.

 

ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER
Sofia Södergård is a freelance choreographer, dancer, actress and a DJ. Educated at club and street-dance scenes in New York, Balettakademien in Stockholm as well as at Stockholm’s Univercity of the Performing Arts. She is one of the founders of the dance company P*fect, which in 2008 was the first company in Europe to target the dance genres Waacking and Vogue. P*fect has performed at Sadler’s Wells in London, the Melodifestival, Juste Debout in Paris as well as toured with Lady Gaga. Sofia Södergård has, during the past year, played the leading role in Sant enligt vem? at Teater tre, as well as choreographed the Kronlöv sisters’ latest performance and Farnaz Arbabis Angels in America.

credits

With, by: Sofia Södergård
Photo: Cecilia Olsson Wallin
Light, technique: Tobias Hallgren, Lumination
Trailer: Tova Nyberg
Dramaturgical eye: Ulrika Malmberg
Duration: ca 50 min
Co-production: NorrlandsOperan, Dansens Hus, Turteatern
With support by: Stockholms stad, Konstnärsnämnden