Køn i Performance

Caroline Leth Thaysen, Natacha Bay Eddelien, Mikkel Neubert & Anders Koch

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


Throughout this paper, we will examine how it’s possible to challenge the perception of the male gender through performance. This focus originates from an interest in the experimentation with gender, which led our empirical research to include events by Drag Queens and the Danish avant-garde musician Bisse.
Through different methods in the field of ethnography, we’ll be analysing our experiences with the two events Bisse Iscenesat and Kalinka Drag Banko. This analysis will be conducted by using various theories by Erving Goffman, Philip Auslander and Mads Ananda Lodahl, with the latter of these three primarily drawing inspiration from the works of Dorte Marie Søndergaard and Judith Butler. Additionally, we’ll include various aesthetic concepts and thoughts about liminality to highlight certain aspects of our analytical results.
The thoughts and results found within this paper reflects our view as poststructuralists, which stems from the works of Christel Stormhøj. Through it, we’ll by the end of this paper make a conclusion that highlights various key ingredients in the making of a performance that challenges the perception of the male gender, including such elements as clothing, gestures, authenticity and the ability to successfully maintain a hold of the audience’s attention to make them more pliable in regards to accepting the specific performances and the changes they offer.

UddannelserPerformance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2018
Antal sider70
VejlederePernille Welent Sørensen


  • Bisse
  • Drag
  • Drag Queen
  • Performance
  • Kalinka
  • Køn
  • Gender
  • Mads Ananda Lodahl
  • Judith Butler
  • Dorte Marie Søndergaard
  • Erving Goffman
  • Philip Auslander
  • Æstetik
  • Performance Design