Pink Money is the cash spent by queer tourists on travel so that they can spend their holidays in “safe” places. Pink Money is the currency with which you can buy tolerance, provided you have the necessary cash.
But where are the safe places today? The few remaining zones where (sexual) freedom and autonomy are still possible are for sale – and in countries like South Africa, they are bought by the dollars of white, polyglot bohemians.
In “PINK MON€Y”, an international collaboration consisting of the artists Annalyzer (South Africa), Djana Covic (Netherlands/Austria), Nico de Rooij (Netherlands), Kieron Jina (South Africa), Mbali Mdluli (South Africa) and Antje Schupp (Switzerland), the theatre becomes an LGBTIQ* club.
The audience moves around freely between dance floor, bar, DJ console and two stages. In this club-cum-theatre, international homophobia and growing racism are denounced, while at the same time the queer community is celebrated. The cynical dialectics of maximised profit and unscrupulous, optimised pleasure are shown in the context of homophobic, latent or open racism.
“PINK MON€Y” makes a clever and powerful plea for individuality, diversity, self-determined love and tolerance. At the same time, the work shows in an impressive and oppressive way that the pink money industry is essentially based on the worldwide discrimination and violence experienced by people who live outside the norm. And the focus widens to reveal the complex entanglements of white privileges in the queer community and the need to make black people and people of color more visible.
Language : English - German -Xhosa -IsiZulu . Subtitles available in German, English , French , Dutch and serbo-croatian.
The project was realised with great support of
Costumes : Marie Fricout, Sithembiso Mngadi
Oeil Extérieur: Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs . Production Management: Bernhard la Dous , Franziska Schmidt (produktionsDOCK), Thabiso Pule (Creative Tree) and the support of Karolina Sobel and Hannes Flor .
With the generous support of Fachausschuss Tanz&Theater BS/BL, SüdKulturFonds, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art and Jacqueline-Spengler-Stiftung.