Well, I must say – perform in an ice bar was quite an experience that could actually beat the previous record (a church in Sao Paulo..) At -5°C I was quite happy that I could perform in the very next room. Otherwise for sure everything would have been melting!
Well, I really did not want to sing Femme like you in Berlin, as I conceived this performance 6 years ago – and Diane who invited us to participate to her Book release Party knew this one as we met at the King Village in Rome in 2008. But as I am parallely shooting a new film in which we needed the images, I eventually perfomed it just before my lastest performance. Balance
Lying down on the warm metal plates along the river just in front of the club where we perform on that night, I cool down with Geo Wyeth, my artist fellow from the States. I am amazed he knows the work of Gainsbourg so well and we sing the first notes of l’hôtel particulier together. Nice moment between screenings, long rehearsals and the excitement of the audience.
Somehow crazy to get into the location for a sound check and there are only old men playing chess in the room. Never could I have imagined that these somehow surprising settings in a beautiful but quite bourgeois bask town would turn into a really hot queer party at night…
review by the gay online magazine 7Pekados on my show in Bilbao:
“Los espectáculos de drag queen son muy comunes. Pero quizá no tanto los drag King, mujeres que se transforman en hombres. Por eso, la organización de Zinegoak quiso sorprender a su público con la actuación de Ocean Leroy, que muestra su cara femenina y la masculina al mismo tiempo, con un espectáculo de baile y canciones reivindicativas. Señalando que aún queda mucha lucha para erradicar la homofobia, dedicó uno de sus temas a David Kato.”
Just back from Bilbao! Quite a closing night, with a real premiere – for the first time the full show was streamed live on the net. Keep in touch here, some extracts will be posted soon!
For those who can’t make it to Spain or the States… let’s go BERLIN next week-end, 22 january @ WAREHOUSE will be the place to premiere “not your life inspiration”, hardcore electro style… Wanna know more about the fact that being sucked sucks?! Then COME! (weiterlesen…)
Southern Queers, IDKE’s fans, performing arts and theater lovers – come to the French Quarter of New Orleans to discover the most wild, weird, fresh performers! This year lots of international stage-obsessed have been invited. I will myself check how fearless the audience is on Friday Night at 8pm.
Yes, you read well. A QUEER culture festival in Saint Petersburg… attended by 2700 people. Photographers, dancers, poets, scientists, musicians from Russia, Sweden, Israel, France and Italy delighted and inspired audiences for 10 days. At least 160 publications have been printed publications in major St. Petersburg newspapers and lifetime magazines, as well as on the internet media. Most encouraging of all, 90% of all these publications are clearly non-homophobic reports – not scandalous or “yellow-press”, the like of which has never before been seen in Russia! 16 300 people visited the site of the Festival www.queerfest.ru. All this makes the Festival an unprecedented success in drawing attention to LGBT rights in Russia.