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Performing Arts

An international collaboration of artists bring the PINK MON€Y club to the National Arts Festival

©Suzy Bernstein

Annalyzer/Covic/de Rooij/Jina/Mdluli/Schupp 



National Arts Festival Main Programme

3 July
19h00 / Scout Hall

4 July
19h00 / Scout Hall

5 July
19h00 / Scout Hall

PINK MON€Y is a performance piece that transforms the theatre into an LBGTIQ+ club where the audience moves around freely between the dancefloor, bar, stages and DJ console. In this club-cum-theatre, homophobia and racism are denounced and the queer community is celebrated.

“Pink money” is a term used within the queer community to refer to the cash spent by queer tourists so that they can spend their holiday in safe places. PINK MON€Y questions the cost of access to these safe spaces, and how in countries like South Africa, this is primarily bought by white, polyglot bohemians. The performance 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.

PINK MON€Y was developed out of a performance called PINK DOLLAR, created during a Pro Helvetia residency in Johannesburg in 2016 by Antje Schupp (Switzerland), Kieron Jina (South Africa), Anelisa Stuurman aka ANNALYZER (South Africa), Mbali Mdluli (South Africa). For PINK MON€Y, Djana Covic (Netherlands/Austria) and Nico de Rooij (Netherlands) joined the group.

PINK MON€Y will have a three-performance run on the Main Programme at the 2019 National Arts Festival in Makhanda (Grahamstown).

PINK MON€Y Trailer from Antje Schupp on Vimeo.