ʻWalking:Holdingʼ is a subtle, experiential performance that involves one audience member at a time walking through the city holding hands with a range of different people on a carefully designed route. Born out of a series of ʻholding hands experimentsʼ in Glasgow, with both same sex and mixed sex couples, the piece asks people to challenge prejudices in the flesh, and experience first hand what it is to walk in someone elseʼs shoes - or hands. The work is focused on exploring the experience of queer lifestyles and identities within a city, and at the same time is a broader experiment into what can be learnt when two strangers share an intimate moment in public. It also asks questions of the social diversity and cultural codes within each city that it takes place.
Rosana Cade is an artist who mainly works in live performance and roots her identity, practice and politics in a queer discourse. The form of her performances vary and tend to respond to each individual process. She has made intimate work for one audience member at a time, worked with groups of non-performing participants in different cities, worked with family members, created studio based performances both as herself and in various personas, and performed in multiple guises in cabaret and club settings. Through all of her performance work, including (especially) the everyday performance of herself, she aims to disrupt heteronormative ideas about gender and sexuality.
ʻWalking:Holdingʼ is presented by the festival tausend||eins : groups you want to meet before they die which is taking place at Gallus Theater in Frankfurt. For three days it will explore groups, associations and unions which the city brings forth, and aims to find out more about the intriguing tension between group dynamics and individual desire, between the one and the many.
Date and time: 22. & 23.October 2016, 2 p.m. to 7.45 p.m (walks start every 15 min)
Venue: Gallus Theater, Kleyerstraße 15, 60326 Frankfurt am Main
Tickets: 13/11 EUR (includes 4 EUR festivaladmission)