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Olympia Bukkakis

Queen of the Heavens and of the Earth, Empress of Despair, and Architect of Your Eternal Suffering, Olympia Bukkakis is a drag queen, choreographer, moderator, and writer living and working in Berlin. Since moving to Berlin in 2012, she has organised, curated, and moderated various queer performance nights including Get Fucked, Apocalypse Tonight and Queens Against Borders. In 2019 she completed a Masters in Solo Dance Authorship at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) in Berlin with her graduation piece Tales From a State of Shemergency. Since then she has premiered a number of new works including, Gender Euphoria (2019), Work on Progress (2019), Under Pressures (2019), A Touch of the Other (2020), Too Much (2021), Boys Night Out (2023), and replay (2023). She is inspired by tensions and intersections between queer nightlife and contemporary dance and performance.

Photo: Mayra Wallraff