Thu 28 September 2023
Beursschouwburg — 20:00
The King, as we know, has two bodies, a real one and a political one. From a certain point of view, queer theories and lives do not say anything else. The body is always a physical and a political construction.
Mimi Aun Neko
LE CORPS DU ROI — FRANCE — 2019 — 60'
The King, as we know, has two bodies, a real one and a political one. From a certain point of view, queer theories and lives do not say anything else. The body is always a physical and a political construction. In a friendly dialogue, Mathieu Jedrazak, performer and lyric singer, and Mimi Aun Neko, performer, sex worker and Thai political refugee, are playing with this idea and revisiting the representation systems that have crossed and formed them. He and she retrace a queer autobiography and summon historical references ranging from the Ballet Comique de la Reine to Frozen, from the King of Thailand to Ulysses and Circe ́, from the struggles of sex workers to the coronation of Reims. Perhaps, in the end, it is a coronation, by which each one will become King and Queen of an in-progress mutation, or perhaps even a witchcraft ritual to summon Circe, goddess of the emancipated slaves
This special performance evening around sex work is presented in partnership with SNAP! Festival & UTSOPI. We give away 10 tickets to sex workers with small revenues: you just need to send a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
€11 -26, art pro, teacher, sex worker, jobseeker