The Revolution Will Be in Drag: A Conversation with Drag Syndrome

Disability Arts and culture is experiencing one of it's most influential and visible moments thanks to the cultural, political, and aesthetic work being done by UK avant-garde dance/drag company Drag Syndrome. Having taken to Europe by storm the group made its premiere in the US in September 2019 with the critically acclaimed production company DisArt – as the New York Times reported, their performance was met with both celebration and hate speech. This conversation with Drag Syndrome offers a glimpse of how art, activism, and risk-taking can be a rejection of the charity, pity, or paternalistic approaches to the lived experience of disability which have led to cultural alienation for Disabled people. Moderated by DisArt.

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Otto Baxter

Drag Syndrome

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Ruby Codiroli

Drag Syndrome

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Christopher Smit

DisArt & DisCourse

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Danny Smith

Drag Syndrome

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Daniel Vais

Drag Syndrome

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