Leman S. Darıcıoğlu

Come on bro!

7 hours


YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B51SeAlhnis&feature=youtu.be

7 hours-long drag-king performance Come on bro!, is an investigation of manhood’s body gestures and movements with the reference of Zeybek dance which is a folkloric dance from Aegean region. The name comes from guerilla fighthers of the region lived between 17 – 20 centuries: Zeybeks. They fighted with a vengeance against non-muslim forces during the Turkish War of Independence and since then, they have seen as nationalist heroes.

Taking the folkloric Zeybek dance, the dance which has been one the references of the Turkish Republic as a starting point, in Come on bro! Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu questions the lines between gender and imitation, the body and performativity as well as the relationships between nationalism and masculinity.

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