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Pink people wanna know if other pink people like hip-hop
how can it still be hip-hop?
That’s like asking, if Black people like
is he still Clint Eastwood? (Greg Tate)
Gangstas, Pimps und Hoes: The US rap world is imbued with images of exaggerated masculinity. When Black artists such as Cam'ron and Kanye West launched a fashion trend of pink plush, fur and velour in the early 2000s, they proved that even Barbie’s favorite color could not damage their image of heterosexual hypermasculinity. Joana Tischkau draws on this occasion to reveal the fragility of social constructions such as race and gender: To what extent are bodies of the "other" used to consolidate the structural power of white Cis masculinity?
JOANA TISCHKAU studied dance and drama at Coventry University in Great Britain and choreography and performance at the Institute for Applied Theatre Science in Gießen. Her artistic practice is a hybrid mixture in which the writings of bell hooks meet beatboxing, a fitness workout of white movement material is created and Roberto Blanco is worshipped as King of Black German Entertainment Art. Her work WHAT.YEAH was invited to the festival WORKS AT WORK in Copenhagen in 2014.
cONcEPT + CHOREOGRAPHY Joana Tischkau PERFORMANCE Rudi Äneas Natterer DRAMATURGICAL + ARTISTIC ASSISTANCE Nuray Demir, Elisabeth Hampe SOUND DESIGN Frieder Blume COSTUME Nadine Bakota PRODUCTION MANAGMENT Lisa Gehring
A production by Joana Tischkau in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. Supported by the Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt. Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Koproduktionsförderung Tanz, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.