They say Drag Kings and Drag Queens and in between, but there is so much more to say about dragging and drag performance. The history lies within the trans community. They started dragging, as form of resistance against the binary and patriarchal society. We now see that primarily white cisgender people are taking over the stage and steeling the show, yet forgetting its history. This is not a new phenomenon, white people have been colonising, whitewashing and claiming like they invented it. Together with BIPOC Drag performers, we will reflect on how they navigate the drag scene as a BIPOC LGBTQI+ person. During the show, we will have several BIPOC LGBTQI+ performers, showing and celebrating diversity within the community.
SasaHara ( They/Them) is a creative born in Paris and based in Amsterdam since 2017. They work as a drag transformer and a writer, playing with drag aesthetics in different formats (editorial, club, theater) to create queerophantasmic narratives. They find inspiration in ancient mythologies and transforms them in order to allow queer narratives to be a part of it, through fantasy writing. Alongside their personal creation, SasaHara works as a creative producer (production, curation, PR, communication) for various artists and collectives. As a manager, they are interested in promoting communality through art and upholding non-normative narratives.
Sarah Naqvi (they/them), is an Indian artist, based in Mumbai/ Amsterdam. Their work engages in narratives themed around religious and societal polarisation, centring art as their tool for activism. Primarily working with textiles, embroidery, songwriting, and performance, they have developed a relationship with drag to make dissent enjoyable.
Now Grizolda is part of HOUSOFHOPPELEZ, Grisolda (Yusuf-Gregori) she/he is a musician, dancer, entertainer, actor, painter and poet. Grizolda love enjoy with life, She Loves enjoy with every moment. But after all everything what happened with us , happening now and what will be happenings with us.