March 17 to 19, 2022
PRESENTED IN FRENCH
mars 17, 2022: 7:30 p.m.
mars 18, 2022: 7:30 p.m.
mars 18, 2022: 10:00 p.m.
mars 19, 2022: 7:30 p.m.
Gabriel is a music composer and experimental vocalist. Bijuriya is a drag artist engaging with South Asian culture. Gabriel values innovation and risk taking as he navigates Eurocentric artistic scenes. On social media, Bijuriya lip-syncs her way into the hearts of brown queers. Both of them have marginal practices but they have very different audiences. Gabriel and Bijuriya are one person; it’s time to bring them together on one stage. Code-switching between drag performance, original songs, experimental sound design and the porosity between singing and lip-syncing, this piece celebrates the artist’s brownness through an array of unexpected talents. A quirky yet vulnerable exploration of their inadequacy to fully represent the subcultures they seek to embrace.
Credits : Concept and performance: Gabriel Dharmoo (Bijuriya) | Technical Direction: Jon Cleveland | Light Design: Jon Cleveland | Assistant to Light Design and to Tech Direction: Michael Tonus | Sound Design: Gabriel Dharmoo (Bijuriya) | Original songs: Bijuriya and Gabriel Ledoux | Voice, cello, steel pan and harmonium: Bijuriya | Electric guitar: Gabriel Ledoux | Additional vocals: Vidita Kanniks | Costumes: Bijuriya, Julie Pichette, Angela Rassenti | Wigs: Heaven Genderfck | Sets accessories: Bijuriya | Stage Assistants: Elizabeth Lima, Keith Fernandez | Additional thanks to: Conseil des arts du Canada, Paul Neudorf, Sarah Albu, Sandeep Bhagwati, Claudia Chan Tak, Noah Drew, Marta Gaspar Carpinteiro, Athena Holmes, Kama La Mackerel, Françoise Major, James O’Callaghan, Julia Martinez Turgeon.
A co-production of Pandemic Theatre, presented as part of Queer Performance Camp, in partnership with LaChapelle Scènes contemporaines and Studio 303, with the support of MAI’s Alliance program and residency program.