Butch Tribute is a celebration of queer, female masculinity!
In Butch Tribute, Marte Reithaug Sterud and Ann-Christin Kongsness do a physical exploration of female masculinity. As female dancers, they have been trained in dance techniques with feminine ideals. This has greatly colored their language of movement, even in situations where they "choose" how they want to move. In Butch Tribute, their embodiment and presence are based on masculine qualities such as restraint and understatement, heaviness and explosiveness.
Butch Tribute consists of three performances, each with its own representation of female masculinity: Flirt, Roses and Flannel Dream.
Sterud/Kongsness are dance artists Marte Reithaug Sterud and Ann-Christin Kongsness. They are the creators of Soft Manifesto, presented at the Black Box TEATER in 2015, and have previously arranged a series of conversations on queer dance during Oslo Pride 2018.