The Heather Lang Show by Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versa
The Heather Lang Show by
Eleanor Bauer and Vice Versa is a double one-woman show: double the woman,
double the show. In the uniquely gregarious context of a drag show cum spiritual
talk show cum QVC infomercial, two outrageous and entertaining performers appropriate
and reinvent the language and performance ethics of "realness" that
originated in the 1980's New York
voguing scene. Combining genres of performance, remixing character prototypes
and archetypes, challenging the economy of stuff with the immeasurable value of
experience, these unlikely partners in crime fashion a homemade and uncanny
amalgam of critiques on cultural identity, capitalism, creative expression and entertainment
that holds a broken compact mirror up to the real(ness) world in all its
twisted glory. Eleanor Bauer and Heather Lang refer to drag not only as a
manipulation or augmentation of gender, but as a springboard for the total
emancipation of the performer through personalities both cultural/historical
and fictional... and never without a twist.
The performance will be in English.
Conceived, written and performed by: Eleanor Bauer, Heather Lang Costumes: Heather Lang Scenographic contribution: Ray Lang Music & video assistance: Matt Atkinson
Organisation: City of Women; In collaboration
with: Puppet Theatre Ljubljana.
Supported by: EU Culture, U.S. Embassy Ljubljana.
Price: € 7, € 5 (students
and pensioners upon submission of an identity card, and self-employed in
culture), unemployed free entry.