Stop Relying on that Body performance to be staged at Turner Contemporary

Drag performer Tivoli

Margate-based drag performer Tivoli brings show Stop Relying on that Body to Thanet next month.

The show is supported by the Unlimited micro commission programme and produced by Thanet arts company, Looping the Loop.

Tivoli was created during lockdown as part of a ‘drag internship’ with Shelley Grotto, Casey Sea and Cara Couture. After appearing sporadically at queer venues around Thanet, Tivoli will be showcasing ‘Stop Relying on that Body’ – a show that brings together music, movement, and comedy to tell the story of two personas inhabiting one very wonky body, while challenging traditional notions of drag performances.

‘Stop Relying on that Body’ is a personal show that explores themes of chronic illness, queer community, and medical trauma.

Tivoli said: “I am thrilled to be working on ‘Stop Relying on that Body’ thanks to Unlimited and Looping the Loop.

“I am excited to challenge traditional notions of drag performances and showcase my unique perspective. Through this show, I hope to inspire audiences to think differently about chronic illness and medical trauma.”

Ellie Jones, Artistic Director of Looping the Loop, said: “Through this program, we can support disabled artists in creating new, exciting work that challenges norms and inspires audiences. We’re delighted to support Tivoli’s ‘Stop Relying on that Body’ alongside Touretteshero’s new show ‘Burnt Out In Biscuit Land’.”

‘Stop Relying on that Body’ will be performed after ‘Burnt Out In Biscuit Land’ by Touretteshero on 8-9 June, at Turner Contemporary, Tickets can be booked through