The DarlingsThe Darlings
The deconstruction and reimagining of the memories of four queer performance artists. Dissecting the ideas of nostalgia, history, and trauma and how those things form our present state. Circumstance that has been formed by a lifetime of happenings that couldn’t be explained to someone who hasn’t lived them. A completely personal queer existence shown through our lens, as a collective.
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.
About the company
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, this year’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival opening night party, as well as a five-show series for the Transform Cabaret Festival.
Trailer by Maya Ritchey
Photography by Sean Alistair