Tour

05.06.2024 ‒ 06.06.2024
Try Walking in My Hooves
WUK Vienna (AT)

For Try Walking in my Hooves, Soya the Cow takes the audience on a philosophical walk through the city. The focus is deliberately on the presence of non-human bodies: dogs walking their friends. Pigeons that have transformed a monument into their toilet. Bodies of killed animals that are carried through the streets by humans as food or clothing. Soya the Cow invites a change of perspective that challenges visual habits and self-image. In a playful and musical way, she calls for a new constitution of the relationship between humans and other animals, based on our common animality.

These performances are Soya's debut in Austria!

08.06.2024
PRIDE RAGE! SPORT IN DIE GOSCHN!
WUK Vienna (AT)

Let's celebrate queer sports culture on the night of Vienna Pride at WUK! It's about time that queer sports and athletes, beyond the cis-male mainstream, take center stage in daily life, sports culture, and on global platforms! Just in time for Vienna Pride 2024 and and the Men's UEFA EURO 2024, alongside recent homophobic and sexist incidents from local sports fans, the DragWrestlingCrew is posing a critical question: What can fan culture look like?

We set up a state-of-the art Wrestling ring as our main stage. Wrestlers, drag performers, athletes, a cow, and many more will battle for the audience's approval. May it be a battle of rage and love. Who will be the winner of hearts?

Afterwards we will dance into the night with none other than DJ Pandora Nox.

Curated by: Alice Moe // Eric BigClit

With: DragWrestling Crew, Rollerstrizzis, Vienna Rollerderby, Xena Petrović, Emily Thornhill, Nora Jacobs, Daddy Stomosis, Soya the Cow, House of Kiki Dive, Feminist Fighters Union, Pandora Nox, Joey

10.06.2024 ‒ 11.06.2024
Try Walking in My Hooves
Performing Democracy, Freiburg (DE)

For Try Walking in my Hooves, Soya the Cow takes the audience on a philosophical walk through the city. The focus is deliberately on the presence of non-human bodies: dogs walking their friends. Pigeons that have transformed a monument into their toilet. Bodies of killed animals that are carried through the streets by humans as food or clothing. Soya the Cow invites a change of perspective that challenges visual habits and self-image. In a playful and musical way, she calls for a new constitution of the relationship between humans and other animals, based on our common animality.

20.06.2024
Try Walking in My Hooves
Tanzhaus Zürich (CH)

As the resident house cow of Tanzhaus Zürich, Soya the Cow takes the audience on a monthly walk through Zürich, usually on Thursday at 12:30 for an extended philosophical-artistic lunch break.

Inspired by the work of other artists working at Tanzhaus Zürich, Soya invites the audience to (re)discover the city with a fresh pair of eyes. The focus is deliberately on the presence of non-human bodies: dogs walking their friends; pigeons that have transformed a monument into their toilet; bodies of killed animals that are carried through the streets by humans as food or clothing. In a playful and challenging way, Soya the Cow calls for a new constitution of the relationship between humans and other animals, based on our common animality.

27.06.2024
Why only you?
Teatro Academico de Gil Vicente, Coimbra (PT)

After appearing at animal rights and climate protests, in TV shows, theatres and art festivals all over the world, the singing drag cow shows up in Chiasso with a musical program full of emotional songs, surprising storytelling and mesmerising live-visuals, that will immerse you in Soya’s fascinating bovine universe. What would our lives look like if we stopped cutting others to pieces? Can we be free if not everyone is free? An intimate, moving and raw performance, that challenges the human self-image as the centre of the universe.

These performances are Soya's debut in Portugal!

28.06.2024
Try Walking in My Hooves
Teatro Academico de Gil Vicente, Coimbra (PT)

For Try Walking in my Hooves, Soya the Cow takes the audience on a philosophical walk through the city. The focus is deliberately on the presence of non-human bodies: dogs walking their friends. Pigeons that have transformed a monument into their toilet. Bodies of killed animals that are carried through the streets by humans as food or clothing. Soya the Cow invites a change of perspective that challenges visual habits and self-image. In a playful and musical way, she calls for a new constitution of the relationship between humans and other animals, based on our common animality.

These performances are Soya's debut in Portugal!

06.07.2024 ‒ 07.07.2024
Arten Festival
Hof Narr, Hinteregg (CH)

The Arten Festival (species festival) at the animal sanctuary Hof Narr in the Zurich Oberland brings together humans and other animal species in a place of peaceful coexistence. During the festival weekend, various spaces on the farm are filled with art - created with, for, or alongside the animals present, amidst the fruit trees, or in the permaculture vegetable garden.

The audience is invited to come to the farm for one or two days, to encounter the animals and artworks, spend time together, and reflect on what it means to be a human*animal and what a sustainable future could look like, from agriculture to cultural creation.

Soya the Cow is co-curating the festival with Lisa Letnansky and will also be a hostess and performer. Save the date (6 - 7 July 2024) and join for this unique weekend of creativity, emotions and respectful coexistence.

12.09.2024
Try Walking in My Hooves
Tanzhaus Zürich (CH)

As the resident house cow of Tanzhaus Zürich, Soya the Cow takes the audience on a monthly walk through Zürich, usually on Thursday at 12:30 for an extended philosophical-artistic lunch break.

Inspired by the work of other artists working at Tanzhaus Zürich, Soya invites the audience to (re)discover the city with a fresh pair of eyes. The focus is deliberately on the presence of non-human bodies: dogs walking their friends; pigeons that have transformed a monument into their toilet; bodies of killed animals that are carried through the streets by humans as food or clothing. In a playful and challenging way, Soya the Cow calls for a new constitution of the relationship between humans and other animals, based on our common animality.

10.10.2024
Try Walking in My Hooves
Tanzhaus Zürich (CH)

As the resident house cow of Tanzhaus Zürich, Soya the Cow takes the audience on a monthly walk through Zürich, usually on Thursday at 12:30 for an extended philosophical-artistic lunch break.

Inspired by the work of other artists working at Tanzhaus Zürich, Soya invites the audience to (re)discover the city with a fresh pair of eyes. The focus is deliberately on the presence of non-human bodies: dogs walking their friends; pigeons that have transformed a monument into their toilet; bodies of killed animals that are carried through the streets by humans as food or clothing. In a playful and challenging way, Soya the Cow calls for a new constitution of the relationship between humans and other animals, based on our common animality.

14.11.2024 ‒ 30.11.2024
Queere Tiere
sogar theater, Zürich (CH)

Queere Tiere (queer animals) is a new music theater play. The two Zurich-based artists Daniel Hellmann and Coco Schwarz present themselves on stage in their artistic personas Soya the Cow and Piano Prince. Together, they joyfully, humorously, and sensually recount surprising stories and songs about the diversity of sexualities, forms of love, and life in the animal world. Drawing from their personal perspective as queer human animals, the artists interweave stories of real queer animals and animals from myths and fairy tales. The theme of transformation serves as inspiration and a leitmotif here—both in terms of music and text.

Set against a simple backdrop, consisting of an electric piano, a wheel of fortune, and two richly costumed mythical hybrid creatures, the audience is immersed in a fascinating world where gay sheep, lesbian albatrosses, hermaphrodite snails, wolves disguised as grandmothers, and transgender clownfish coexist. The result is a complex image of a nature liberated from heteronormative constraints of interpretation and transmission, making visible and celebrating life in its richly diverse forms of existence.