Drag Queens occupies the fairytale room at Stadsbiblioteket

By on August 29, 2017
Miguel Angel Regalado

On four occasions this autumn, the City Library’s magic fairytale room will be more glossy and colorful than usual. Some of the country’s most recognized drag artists are invited to hold norm creative storyttelling when the concept that made success in the United States now has the Swedish premiere.

Even though the norm creativity begins to take more and more space in the saga books, children still often hear about princesses in need and about brave princes who will come to their rescue. At the same time, demand for norm-creative children’s culture is increasing.

– I get many questions from parents and preschool teachers about literature that deals with gender and identity, says Patrik Schylström, librarian at Stockholm City Library. Luckily, there have been new exciting publishers who take these questions seriously in their release – while the “old” publishers are hanging on.

Now it’s high time to let the norm creativity in the children’s books spread into the fairytale room too! Culture producer Petter Wallenberg has created Bland drakar och dragqueens in which an ensemble recognized drag artists – Robert Fux, Carnita Molida and Inga Tvivel – takes the stage in the City Library’s fairytale room to figure a selection of fairy tales for children between 3 and 7 years. Dragshow is an art form that speaks a language that children understand and enchant with strong colors, sparkling parties, outfit and gender-wide transformation.

– I wish there was something like this when I was little, says Petter Wallenberg. Bland drakar och dragqueens is a colorful way to show children that it’s okay to be different.

The storytelling will take place one Sunday in the month during the fall. Autumn dates: September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17th

Free entrance

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