Zoe Opratko

Protest

Workshop

DANCE AWAY TOXIC MASCULINITY

Fearleaders

7.10.2018, 3pm

The Fearleaders chip away at outdated role images, question traditional ideas about masculinity, and work to mix up the borders between male and female stereotypes. The combo’s method is simple: They dance. Acrobatic and graceful, athletic, and kinky, the Fearleaders use elements of cheerleading, throwing their pompoms in the air and wearing outfits that are much too tight to Britney Spears. They invite festival visitors, men in particular, to visit their workshop at the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK and liberate themselves from toxic ideas about masculinity, in which failure, self-irony, and a loss of control often aren’t accepted.