The Tradition /Performance Piece


The Tradition

Creation and Performance: Telmo Branco
Videography and Photography: Rachael Mauney and Telmo Branco
Sound Design: Marcelo Schmittner and Telmo Branco

In collaboration with: Lake Studios, SCOPE BLN, and Acker Stadt Palast - Berlin. 

Special thanks to: Veronica Branco, Marameo Ev., and Dock 11- Berlin.

Premier: 05/11/2021, AckerStadt Palast - Berlin.

Concept Description

"The Tradition" is an interdisciplinary piece that confronts patriarchal forms of oppression, their roots, and aftermath.

"The Tradition '' portrays the traces left in our society by centuries of religious and imperial indoctrination, and their effects on non heternormative bodies. 

Acknowledging our traumatic history leads to reconciliation and self-truth. "The Tradition" portrays that tumultuous journey, the dismantling of shame and fear, the rebuilding of one's sense of identity, and the healing and liberation that result.