White Skirt IDAHOT

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Singular instance (perhaps not if we staged more Venetian Baroque)? Elena Tsallagova (Calisto) and Vivica Genaux (Diana) on the brink of some love duetting in Cavalli’s “La Calisto”, Strasbourg 2017]

It’s May 17th, it’s IDAHOT – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (and Queerphobia at large). It’s a day to remember that we all have bodies, and that how we read or shape or stage these bodies, how we live our truths in relation to them, and to whom these our bodies react (and how), does not make anybody or any body more valuable or ‘truer’ than the other.

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White Shirt IDAHOT

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[It’s May 17th, it’s IDAHOT – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (and I’d add “Queerphobia, Heteronormativity & Cisnormativity”).
A day to remember that we all have bodies, and that how we read or shape or stage these bodies, how we live our truths in relation to them, and to whom these our bodies react (and how), does not make anybody or any body more valuable or ‘truer’ than the other. Let there be respect, and let there be joy. And also, let there be gratitude for the space opera grants us to be who we are. – Susan Graham as Prince Orlofsky in “Cats Reloaded”The Flamboyant” “Die Fledermaus”, New York/MET 2015. – Photo Credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera]

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