The performance, performed on the steps of the Monument to the Liberation of Wrocław, tells the story of one of the first transgender women described in the European press who committed suicide in Breslau in 1906: Alma Dina de Paradeda.
It’s a story about the beautiful city of Breslau, a hill made of rubble, burning books, a false bride. It’s about a king and a fisherman, brown battalions and paper flowers. The role of a Pine telling a fairy tale about Alma was played by the drag performer Twoja Stara.
The text of the fairy tale was created on the basis of several historical sources (including Magnus Hirschfeld, Die Homosexualität des Mannes und des Weibes (1914); Bolesław Leśmian, The witch (1956); Guenter Lewy, Harmful and Undesirable: Book Censorship in Nazi Germany (2016); Monatsbericht des Wissenschaftlich-Humanitären Komitees (1907); Roman Zmorski, A Fairy Tale about Sobotnia Góra from Silesian Legends (1891); Marie Römer, Mein Zimmerherr (1907); Horst Wessel, Horst Wessel Lied (1929), and many more.)
I would like to thank Matthias Foit for his help.
Created in cooperation with Złoty Kiosk.