Baroque Drag: Gender, Masculinity + Violence


In November 2018 _REMIX will present a unique baroque drag experience, After Violence. Performed by drag queen Rhys's Pieces, non-binary vocalist Ella Taylor, and electronic musician Benjamin TassieAfter Violence will explore gender, masculinity and male violence from a uniquely queer perspective, celebrating diverse identities though radical, cross-genre performance. 

Using the music baroque composer John Dowland as a framework, After Violence will incorporate elements of dance, cabaret, drag, electronic-pop and baroque music to explore plural perspectives on maleness and masculinity.

Listen to 'Mourn, Mourn' by John Dowland, sung by countertenor John Lattimore and recomposed by _REMIX, below.

Tickets available soon.

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Rhys's Pieces

Rhys Hollis (Rhys's Pieces) is 'revolutionising the London drag scene' [Hunger Magazine]. He is a regular performer at queer venues including the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Her Upstairs, The Glory, Dalston Superstore and elsewhere. Rhys has performed at festivals including Yo Sissy (Berlin), Latitude, and Bestival, at venues such as Tate Modern and Historic Royal Palaces, and is artist in resident at The Roundhouse (2017-2019).

Follow Rhys on his Instagram


Ella Taylor

Imbued with their own experiences as a non-binary person, Ella's performance spans operatic and choral singing. Recent performances include appearances at the Leeds Lieder Festival and at the Tête à Tête festival. They are currently studying for a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music.Read more about Ella's work on their website.

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Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery: it was founded in 1811 when Sir Francis Bourgeois RA bequeathed his collection of old masters “for the inspection of the public”.

Opening in September 2018, the gallery's exhibition of Spanish Baroque artist Jusepe de Ribera will bring together his most sensational, shocking and masterfully composed work. Examining the painter's depictions of male violence, the exhibition will bring together paintings and drawings involving a complex artistic, religious and cultural engagement in the depiction of bodily suffering. After Violence is made as a response to Ribera's canvas, Apollo Flaying Marsyas, and will be performed in the gallery beneath the monumentalpainting.