Queer cabaret Pangæa will be celebrating its decade anniversary at Crack Bellmer on Friday, 15 July 2022.
Pangæa originally premiered in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012. It quickly grew into a creative stronghold of the city, hosting monthly events and performing at cultural festivals in southern California and beyond, while educating thousands on consent practices.
This month, a new band of lipstick thespians will assemble at Crack Bellmer, a nightclub in RAW Gelände within the heart of Friedrichshain, a 10 minute walk from Warschauer Station with step-free access inside. Revaler Str. 99, 10245
Doors will open at 18:00 to a small art gallery and marketplace that guests can peruse while relaxing in the rustic, well-ventilated hall or cozy outdoor smoking terrace.
The show begins at 19:00 and features a break midway through. Showcasing established and emerging Berlin talent, it is the culmination of a month-long collaborative process and features drag kings, queens and things, burlesque performers of all body types, musicians and circus people. Pangæa values difference and strives to prioritize Black and indigenous, disabled, fat, migrant and otherwise multiply-marginalized artists.
While the event is all-inclusive, it is a safe space for queer and trans* people, who are often under-represented in society at large. By empowering performers as subjects rather than objects, as well as teaching active consent, Pangæa allows people of all identities and persuasions to feel comfortable and enjoy a night of stellar entertainment, people, and playfulness.
Pangæa is both mother and child to drag king astrophysicist HP Loveshaft. Since arriving in Berlin, this powerhouse of performance has featured on stages around the city and across Europe, producing solo shows and appearing in larger ensembles at Festspiele, Volksbühne and SO36.
Born in Moscow to Jewish Ukranian chemists, this trans-atlantic transsexual recently turned to spirituality, channeling his colorful collage of experience into mad prophecy. Having traveled across the cosmos, he returns to the ruins of this world bearing bad news: no one is coming to save us. With support from the Fonds Darstellende Künste and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, he began a Sodomite Cult with which he hopes to save himself and then perhaps others. Pangæa is part of that story.