THE UNSPEAKABLE / activist, multidisciplinary performance by and with Telmo Branco
“The Unspeakable” is an activist multidisciplinary performance that addresses the culture of normalized abuse surrounding the queer experience, and its implications in our notions of memory, identity, and community. This performance also examines the concept of perpetrator within the systemic erasure of queer people, and the way perpetrators are protected and encouraged.
What is queerphobia?
What is a perpetrator?
What is an unspeakable act?
What are the traumatic implications of queerphobia?
How is queerphobia and its adjacent trauma perpetuated within ourselves?
Through theatre, dance, poetry, and sound design, “The Unspeakable” will answer these questions. It will give voice to what has been silenced, repressed, and erased, celebrating our truth.
Creation, Performance and Sound design Telmo Branco
Supported by Neustart - Bundesverband Soziokultur - Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien und Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and DISTANZEN Solo - Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.
Telmo Branco works as a queer artist interdisciplinary; he is trained in acting, performing and contemporary dance. He is currently developing "The Unspeakable", a performance research about the cultural stigmatisation of trauma. He is also working on "The Tradition", a performance film about generational traditions and systematic oppression. His short film "The Kingdom" has been screened in international film theatres and has received honourable mentions from Inshadow - Lisbon Screen Dance Festival and Rollout Macau Dance Festival.
Telmo is a member of one of the choreographic teams involved in "Moving the Forum" at the Humboldt Forum (Berlin Palace).
In addition to developing his own projects, Telmo has collaborated with artists from various fields such as Veronica Riz (IT), Helena Waldmann (DE), Nir de Wolff (IL), Annelie Andre (AT), Alexandra Pirici (RO), Falk Richter (DE), Lea Pitschke and Michael Baumann (DE), Shang-Chi Sun (TW) Ximo Flores (ES), etc.
More information www.telmoqbranco.com
Telmo Branco participate in #share, a digital video format from Acker Stadt Palast.
Funded by Neustart - Bundesverband Soziokultur - Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien und Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.