Lasse Lau og Flo Maak: Hang on, Hang Tight
9 Jun 202219 Jun 2022

Lasse Lau og Flo Maak, video stills from 'Hang on, hang tight' 2022
Lasse Lau og Flo Maak, video stills from ‘Hang on, hang tight’ 2022

Hang On, Hang Tight is a film exploring an almost forgotten riot during which queer patrons of a bar in New Orleans fought back against police harassment. This happened during the 1950s, one of the most repressive times for homosexuals in US history, long before the Stonewall riots and the rise of the LGBTQIA+ movement. The incident has never been commemorated and is almost forgotten today.

The film tries to reconstruct what happened through interviews with witnesses and historians. These accounts are intersected with sequences of young dancers performing a possible unfolding of the events and empty streetscapes from the infamous Bourbon Street. They are giving space for speculation and relating the presence and past through the leftovers of an intense night of partying.

The dance vignettes were developed in collaboration with choreographer Diogo de Lima.

 

Info:
Nikolaj Kunsthal

Nikolaj Plads 10, 1067 København K
www.nikolajkunsthal.kk.dk

Art Week 2022 programme for Nikolaj Kunsthal

Tues-fri. 11-18
Sat-sun  11-17
On public holidays 11-17

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Lasse Lau og Flo Maak: Hang on, Hang Tight
9 Jun 202219 Jun 2022

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