by Amrou Al Kadhi/ Jay Jay Revlon
DANCEEAST // For invited artists
Sat 10th December 2016, 2 - 6pm
About the workshops:
"Queer Robin Hoods - Ransacking the Edifice of Mainstream Culture"
Amrou explores queer strategies for playing with and manipulating mainstream culture. In his own work and in collaboration with other drag/ queer performance artists he is interested in finding new ways to undermine and critique dominant culture whilst using its language.
Amrou has invited DJ, drag queen and voguer Jay Jay Revlon/ Jason Cameron to lead this first session (www.justjayjay.com).
About Amrou Al Kadhi:
Amrou is a British Iraqi performer, filmmaker and writer. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA and M.Phil in the History of Art, where he specialised in avant-garde attempts to queer mainstream institutions. He also studied at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting as well as having trained in Comedy and Writing at the Soho Theatre, and Writing at the National Film & Television School. Since 2010 he has been creating and performing with his drag troupe Denim whilst also persuing his work as a filmmaker and writer; his first short film entitled Nightstand that he wrote and starred in was executively produced by Stephen Fry and has screened at festivals globally, from Paris and Lithuania, to Hong Kong and Australia. He is also a freelance writer for various publications, including i-D magazine, Hunger, The Independent & The Inkling Magazine.