Rapturous Ruptures

Tuesday 4 April – 8:00PM

Hackney Showroom – ££6 / £https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/86618/chk/ab47?widget-disable=true concessions

Lock up your gender binaries! Performers and drag artistes Victoria Sin, Dr Sharon Husbands, Glamrou La Denim and Georgeous Michael invite you to an evening of joyous performance and getting up to no good with some shorts sprinkled in. Rapture awaits. 

Victoria Sin
Victoria Sin is a London based artist concerned with the experience of the physical within the social body. Their work explores desire, identification and objectification within systems of looking and reification of ideal imagery within technologies of representation. They work across performance, moving image, writing, installation, and print, and use drag as a tool to challenge expectations and attitudes on femme identities and how images and iconography of femininity are produced, inscribed, and performed.

Dr Sharon Husbands
Dr Sharon Husbands is everyone's favourite drag know-it-all. With a paks wig and a phd, she can can basically do anything. 
Dr Husbands began her career in the Lower East Side of Manhattan but ran away to London become herself.
She runs The Haus of Husbands with The Duchess of Pork: an events company that produces Naked Boys Reading, Tall Gay Agenda London, Dragersize and the drag-ony aunt advice brunch Ask Dr Shaz!
She doesn't know everything but she loves to tell people what to do. 
#AskShaz

Glamrou La Denim
Glamrou La Denim’s extensive life-story can be read in her critically acclaimed, best selling autobiography tome trilogy – PART 1: Glamrou - From Hijabs to Hollywood; PART 2 - Glamrou: From Quran to Queen, and of course, PART 3: Glamrou: From Burkas to Bikinis (“and nothing in between” as altered for the French translation).

Glamrou had a happy childhood in Baghdad, and fell in with how Middle-Eastern women presented themselves – attending weddings and birthdays in designer bliss, with scientifically applied contouring methods now stolen by Kim Kardashian (the court case between Glamrou’s mother and the Kardashians is currently on it’s 93rd appeal). But growing conflicts in Iraq, and the rejection from her Muslim elders for belly dancing in a mosque, meant Glamrou was forced to leave her life behind to start one in London. And thus she ditched her bedsit in Baghdad for a bedsit in Walthamstow, only bringing with her Mufasa - her one-eyed pet Armadillo – and her renowned talent for scat jazz singing.

Georgeous Michael
Young Georgeous was a little Dyke Princess who grew up to become a Fag King. Their work embraces the idea of the ‘phantasmagorical masculine’ - fantastic in its camp revelry of the debauched; a fantasy in the illusions of jubilant 80s pop & stardom - and is inspired by the life and performance of the late George Michael (may he rest in power).

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