APR – [Adoration of Radical Performance] is a performance about ballroom culture, about the ways in which it was born and functioned from the beginning as a resistance movement.

It focuses on the dichotomy of cultural appreciation – cultural appropriation, guiding the audience in a self-questioning exercise. The show itself goes through the same self-questioning exercise, questioning the white context in which a performance is created that pays homage to a culture of colored LGBTQI+ communities.

It contextualizes transgender and queer experiences in Romania and shows the role that night and dance play in creating a sense of belonging, family, home.

It can break your heart in some places and force you to gather, in dance steps, the pieces on the floor.

Duration – 1 h 10 min

Photo credits: Claudiu Popescu