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The performance delves into the representation of traditional attire through the lens of queer expression. The artist transforms into a living representation of Chokha - a traditional Georgian male garment - by incorporating movements inspired by ancient rituals from the Caucasus region. Weaving poetry and traditional Georgian singing, the performance aims to liberate queer identity from the harmful masculinity typically associated with Chokha and to integrate queer histories into traditional cultural narratives. "Roots" explores how our deep-seated connection to our origins, customs, and heritage can often hold us back and become burdensome like the stubborn roots of a tree, even in the places we hold most dear.
The event is part of the program Costumes and Collapse organized by Slavs and Tatars’ Pickle Bar. The event in question was co-organized by Leah Feldman and partially funded by the Alexander von Humbold Foundation.
Zeit & Ort
26.05.2023 | 19:30
Pickle Bar (Stephanstraße 11, 10559 Berlin)