Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Freedom, Give It To Me!

This performance is about gay identity and the way capitalism plays a big part of the new stereotype. The music was Freedom from George Michael, one of the hymns for the gay community and Give it to me, one of the latest single of Madonna, who is also consider to be a gay icon. So the dancer, Antonio Blanco, wearing a mariachi outfit danced on a cow carpet painted as if it was from a zebra, so what you see is not `real´. At the end of the performance Antonio ended on the carpet without the possibility of escaping, as today´s gays are unable to
run away from the cliches and the demands from a capitalist system that has found a new and rich target in this community. The UK is one of the countries that has a large gay community who is very wealthy and there is also a pink gay UK flag, which was used in the performance.