Do you feel this urgency to extend your comfort zone? 
Then go on, take the risk to streTch yourself, blow up the normative frames, go beyond social borders.. – because we should have the right to live the way we want to define ourselves. Going on stage as a man, as a woman and everything in-between is to promote this freedom and make the transgender being more visible in this world. Going on stage is a political commitment. Going on stage is entertainment. Enjoy and shine your own light!


Rolling credits of T/HE/Y at the HAU theater in Berlin - a piece of Josep Caballero Garcìa with Black Cracker and Océan LeRoy.

T/HE/Y

Josep Caballero García with Océan LeRoy AND BLACK CRACKER

 

In his works, the Spanish dancer and choreographer Josep Caballero García, who has performed in German dance theater for Pina Bausch and Urs Dietrich amongst others, is constantly searching for a way to deal with gender issues through the medium of dance.

In his new piece he examines masculinity as a physical performativity of daily life and as a non-biological category. García invites music artist Black Cracker, who has won various awards for his unconventional lyrics, and highly acclaimed multimedia performance artist Océan LeRoy – both famous figures of the Berlin underground scene – to join him in the project.

Together they explore their individual performance practices on stage as a male identified trio. Based on the non-normative masculinities that all three are living, the group has come to call itself T/HE/Y – the pronoun commonly used in queer environments to name people in a gender-neutral way, beyond man/woman dichotomies.

Throughout the piece, they are mutually adopting each other’s movement material and physical practices and exposing masculinity as a performative work and physical effort. Masculinity is thus explored beyond the attributions of identity as a relational movement practice of tensions between three bodies, that allows for the multiplication of maleness between gender discourses, pop and dance theater.

Choreography/concept: Josep Caballero García

Performance: Josep Caballero García, Océan LeRoy, Black Cracker

Dramaturgy: Margarita Tsomou

Sound: Alexandre Maurer

Lighting/Technical direction: Milos Vujkovic

Costumes: Lydia Sonderegger

Mentoring: Prof. Dr. Claudia Jeschke

Production dramaturgy: Mira Moschallski

 

A coproduction with Hebbel am Ufer HAU (Berlin) and Kampnagel Hamburg.

Funded by Kulturbehörde Hamburg and Fonds Darstellende Künste.

Media partner: Et Alors? www.etalorsmagazine.com

Photography: Jubal Battisti http://jubalbattisti.com

 

> DATES

2016:

June 23-26th, HAU, Berlin

2015:

April 30th 2015, 19:00, HAU3, Berlin.

May 2nd & 3rd 2015, 20:00, HAU3, Berlin.

May 20th/21st/22nd/23rd 2015, 21:00, Kampnagel, Hamburg


PAST SHOWS

 

This is a selection from the hundreds of shows all around the globe:

 

Transgender me!                                  Gay Pride                                                    Prague, Czech Republic

Trans*Art Cabaret                                Ateneu Popular                                          Barcelona, Spain

Kunstcamp MS Dockville                    Dockville Festival                                      Hamburg , Germany

Champagne!                                          Philipp Bar                                                  Athens, Greece

Skeive Filmer Film Festival                 The Ice Bar                                                 Oslo, Norway

TranScreen Film Festival                     Pakhuis Wilhelmina                                 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

OffPride                                                   Dynamo                                                     Zurich, Switzerland

Queer Culture Festival                          Club Noise                                                 Saint Petersburg, Russia

Club Wotever Queer Cabaret               Royal Vauxhall Tavern                             London, United Kingdom

Fleischbeschau DragNight                   Reitschule                                                 Bern, Switzerland

Anti-Violence Conference                     Doka                                                          San Sebastian, Spain

ILGA Trans*Rights Conference            St James Cavalier                                   Valetta, Malta

Festival Rampenfiber                             fluc                                                             Vienna, Austria

Genderotica                                             Eyes Wild Drag Italy Tour                       Venice, Padova, Noale, Italy

Teddy Awards Party / Berlinale            Haus der Kulturen der Welt                   Berlin, Germany

Trav’Academy                                          Le Klub                                                      Nice, France

Pigalle is back                                          Divan du Monde                                      Paris, France

Cinnefable                                                Le Trianon                                                 Paris, France

The States Tour                                       New York, Boston, Columbus                USA

Q! Film Festival                                        Java / Jakarta, Bali / Denpasar             Indonesia

Kings Village Contest                             Gay Village                                                Rome, Italy

Concert La Caution                                 Kesselhaus Kulturbrauerei                     Berlin, Germany

TLV Fest Film Festival                             Cinémathèque                                         Tel'Aviv, Israel

Rendez-Vous de Minuit                           Bar Jeder Vernunft                                  Berlin, Germany

Sündikat Party                                          ProviTreff                                                  Zürich, Switzerland

Barbiturix                                                   La Flêche d'Or                                          Paris, France

Zinegoak Fiesta de Clausura                  Conjunto Vacio                                        Bilbao, Spain

Mix! Brazil                                                   Gloria / Aloca                                           Sao Paulo, Brazil

Francophonic Festival                              Kaffee Burger                                          Berlin, Germany

International Drag King Extravaganza   The Penthouse                                        Vancouver, Canada