In their latest series nurturing queer artists, Raze Collective’s experimental online showcase of new work will offer a joyous celebration of live performance.
Raze Collective are bringing together four of the most exciting early career artists from cabaret and theatre for Razed and Confused, an eclectic online celebration of queer performance.
Transporting the thrill of the club to our screens, the line-up includes new material from drag artist, composer and queen of anti-glamour and debauchery, Barbs, who has previously worked with the likes of Sink The Pink. Barbs will be joined by Drag King, Mr Wesley Dykes; a proud member of the esteemed The Cocoa Butter Club who uses spoken word, poetry and rap to play with identity, gender, sex and attraction.
The evening will also include a performance from self-taught circus and performance artist Symoné who is renowned for fusing multiple skills together, including roller-skating and multiple hoops. Symoné is a Fierce Festival associate and her work currently explores themes of human consciousness, body architecture, rave culture and rebellion.
Completing the line-up is performance artist Brian who mixes lip sync, spoken word and movement to create work inspired by conversations, music and female empowerment in a blend of butch and camp.
The charity, Raze Collective, has commissioned these four early career artists working in theatre, cabaret and live performance to support those who rely on venues and live audiences.
The event will be streamed on Something To Aim For’s new digital platform, Us In The Making, a site for experimentation and co-creation, which aims to support artists who have been de-platformed through the Coronavirus lockdown. A collaborative project mobilised to help organisations sustain their communities whilst building new connections and profiling critical voices online.