The Darlings UncensoredThe Darlings
As part of our Winter Series we are offering free online programming. This performance will be available to watch on demand anytime between noon on Tuesday February 23 and midnight on Sunday February 28. You will need to register for a free ticket, and a link will be sent to you via Eventbrite where the video will be posted during the available dates. We will also be hosting an artist talk with The Darlings on Sunday February 28 at 7:30pm, hosted on our Facebook page.
What sacrifice is consumed by the tantalizing pursuit of gender euphoria? Why do we crash endlessly as glittering waves on some far away beach only to be rolled back into a Sisyphean sea, tempest-tossed. Who prowls beyond the cold liquid crystal, that digital shroud, to establish the confines and consequences of the wicked?
After two widely successful shows aptly titled “Quarantine I” and “Quarantine II”, the multidisciplinary non-binary drag performance collective, The Darlings, are back on stage direct to your living room, bedroom, kitchen, porch, rooftop, closet, or any other dwelling of your choice, and this time the queer phantasmagoria
is uncensored and excessively indulgent.
The Darlings are a multidisciplinary non-binary drag performance collective based in Vancouver. Their work challenges the boundaries of conventional drag and explores genderqueer, non-binary, and Trans experience through the use of movement, poetry, performance art, theatre, and immersive installation.
Tune in to The Darlings on February 14th as well for their third online pandemic broadcast The Darlings: Quarantine III.
The Darlings Uncensored is a pre-recorded video viewable on demand. It includes ASL interpretation that was filmed live, and is closed captioned.
About the artists
The Darlings are Continental Breakfast (Chris Reed), PM (Desi Rekrut), Rose Butch (Rae Takei) and Maiden China (Kendell Yan). As an emerging collective, they have mounted five full-length installations and been featured at the Here For Now Volume 2 dance showcase, a PuSh International Performing Arts Festival opening night party, a five-show series for the Transform Cabaret Festival, the 2020 Queer Arts Festival and a series of live-streamed performances created during the pandemic, The Darlings Quarantine I and II.
Photos and video by Maya Ritchey @mayaritchey from Queer Based Media @queerbasedmedia@gmail.
Captioning service is provided with the support of an Accessibility Project Grant through Disability Alliance BC.