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Princesses and Darthvaders 2018


Princesses and Darthvaders 2018

From 01 to 03 June 2018

La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2


La Casa Encendida welcomes the fourth edition of the festival that uses guerrilla culture and humour to talk about feminisms. We’ll have Jessa Crispin, Puto Chino Maricón and Tríbade, drag and feminist self-defence workshops, Victoria Sin and the stand-up stylings of Ana Carolina and Jelen Morales, plus HJ Darger and Silvia Cruz in Vermouth, Press and Blablabla.

This year the Princesses and Darthvaders Festival wants to explore the challenges that contemporary feminism faces: effective inclusion and the dangers of capitalism. For this reason, we’ve added debate to the mix with the work of Jessa Crispin, fiercely critical of “light” feminism, in conversation with the writer María Fernanda Ampuero. Puto Chino Maricón [Bloody Chink Poof], the most corrosive artist on the Madrid scene, will give a live performance steeped in his signature pop irony and contemporary criticism. We’ll explore the boundaries of identity with Victoria Sin, a Canadian artist and gender hacker who uses drag to investigate the social spaces we occupy, and bring back the festival’s trademark stand-up routines with Argentine comedian Ana Carolina and Madrid native Jelen Morales. We’ll also enjoy the first concert in Madrid of the explosive ladies of Tríbade, the aperitif-session Vermouth, Press and Blablabla, Victoria Sin’s drag workshops and online feminist self-defence classes given by the Donestech collective.

Curated by: Lucía Lijtmaer

Activities Festival Princesses and Darthvaders 2018 Open/close Festival
  • 01 June 2018
    Jessa Crispin + Puto Chino Maricón
    Concerts, Literature, Talks Jessa Crispin + Puto Chino Maricón

    The festival will open with a conversation between Jessa Crispin and María Fernanda Ampuero (…)

  • 02 June 2018
    Victoria Sin + Ana Carolina
    Performances, Talks Victoria Sin + Ana Carolina

    How is the idea of femininity constructed? Can we manipulate gender to demonstrate its power of representation? Artist (…)

  • 03 June 2018
    Vermouth, Press and Blablabla
    Talks Vermouth, Press and Blablabla

    We’re bringing back the popular "Vermouth, Press and Blablabla", an aperitif-session where two top communicators (…)

  • 03 June 2018
    Jelen Morales + Tríbade
    Concerts, Performances Jelen Morales + Tríbade

    The pathos of humanity is the source of all true comedy (…)

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