Submerge Labs: Queer Choir Workshop – GÆRALD

A macbook and table are covered in handwritten lyrics
Contact Theatre
Mon Mar 21 - Fri Mar 25


Seeking queer, trans, non-binary and genderfluid young people to join Hot Bodies Choir.

This March Submerge and artist Gérald Kurdian invite Greater Manchester and surrounding areas queer, trans and non-binary people to take part in queer-choir singing project Hot Bodies Choir. The project will be created and performed in English.

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Workshop Dates: Monday 21st March to Friday 25th March 2022 (10am – 4pm)
Live Concert: Friday 25th March (6pm)


Collaborators will come together for five days of in-person workshops with the artist. Participants will engage in:

At the culmination of the project, the participants will perform in a live concert of their created work at Contact Theatre.


The Hot Bodies Choir project gathers queer, trans, non-binary, and genderfluid people together to develop new writing and choral singing practices. In partnership with Submerge, the project is a place for LGBTQ+ participants to connect with their queer identities; to listen, to talk, to sing, and to become the supportive voicing body of others. The project creates a positive and inclusive space for discussion and sharing; people of all queer identities are welcome to join.


The project is open to LGBTQ+ queer, trans, genderfluid and non-binary people. We ask that all attendees can commit to the full workshop schedule and live performance.


This workshop has a limited capacity of 15 participants. Applications are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Please only register on Eventbrite if you are certain you wish to take part and are able to commit to the whole project timeline, including the live performance.

As part of the sign-up process we will ask the following questions:


Access information for Contact is available at this link.

Accessibility and inclusivity are important to Submerge and we are committed to making our processes as accessible as possible. If we can provide you information in a different format or you have any questions regarding this project please contact Submerge by email on [email protected]

Submerge is committed to providing equal opportunities and accessibility. We are firmly committed to working inclusively, and work continuously to ensure Submerge is an anti-racist environment.


Hot Bodies Choir is supported through a co-producing partnership with Contact Theatre.


Contact Theatre

Progressive young people's theatre that plays host to drama, dance and spoken word performances, as well as community-focused festivals.

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