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Baltic is Curious

  • Baltic Centre for Contmporay Art NE8 3BA (map)

Produced by Curious Arts and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Programmed as part of Curious Festival 2019.

This lively evening explores gender through queer performance and screenings by celebrated local and national artists.

BALTIC is Curious’ triple bill includes:

By Lazlo Pearlman

A 10 minute cabaret/boylesque performance that explores intimacy, love, partnering and the transgender body.

"Candidly disarming and vividly confrontational, the routine Dance Me to the End of Love by transgender idol Lazlo Pearlman is as engrossing as it is challenging. A graceful, gentlemanly pas de deux with a coat stand, it defies description, blurring the boundaries between burlesque, boylesque and performance art. [...] acts as thought-provoking as this don’t often end with the public absorbed in widespread dancing." C.J. Lazaretti, Erotic Review

Includes frontal nudity.

By Amy Bell

A conversation with a dancer dancing in conversation with their gender
A rolling archive of tomboyhood
A drop-in durtational installation
Give it a spin

What is a tomboy? How does that word live in the body and why would anybody want to grow out of it? How does the gene pool lottery connect with learned patterns of movement to shape our felt sense of body, gender, self and belonging?

TOMBO(Y)LA dances in that space between language and embodiment and opens up the gaps between names, nouns, declarations and the affects, emotions and potentials of embodiment.

TOMBO(Y)LA asks what it might be to move differently within gendered attempts to fix the flux of experience.

You are welcome to join Amy in conversations - thinking out loud and being with the questions rather than being satisfied with the answers. You are welcome to simply watch. You are welcome to come and go.


The starting point is the art. Before Down’s Syndrome, before extra chromosome, before disability, before anything. We are Drag Syndrome! Freshly fierced! The world’s first Drag troupe featuring highly addictive drag queens and kings with Down's Syndrome.

Date: Sunday 7th July
Time: 7:00pm
Location: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Ages: 16+ (16-17 accompanied by an adult)
Tickets: £12 / £8 concessions / £10 before 30 June + Eventbrite booking fee

Curious Festival celebrates and explores Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer culture through the arts. Curious Festival 2019 is supported by Arts Council England, Newcastle University, Teesside University, GemArts, ARC Stockton, Alphabetti Theatre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Cultural Spring, Dance City, Live Theatre, Middlesbrough Theatre, Northern Stage, Praxis Gallery, Sage Gateshead, Seven Stories, Theatre Hullabaloo, Tyneside Cinema and Sail.

Earlier Event: July 3
Post Popular
Later Event: July 11