According to the motto "Vegan. Vegetarian. Sustainable. Ecological", the Zurich Vegan Festival offers an atmospheric festival that stands for a greener future. Numerous exhibitors inform, present and sell their sustainable products in different categories. Soya the Cow will perform on the main stage, sharing her music and message with fellow vegans and random travellers who pass through the hall.
The Official Animal Rights March is an annual event founded by Surge in London in 2016. The purpose of the march is to unite the animal rights community globally and to inspire to speak up for animals in everyday life. In 2018 we succeeded in a global attendance of 28,000 advocates marching in 25 cities across the world. In 2019, more than 3000 participants marched in Köln and this year, we expect even more.
SOYA THE COW is a gender- and species-fluid drag cow. On your walk as an unusual, strolling animal-human duo, you consciously direct your attention to the presence of non-human bodies: dogs that lead their humans on walks. Pigeons that have appropriated a monument as a toilet. Body parts of killed animals that are carried through the streets as food or clothing by people. Soya the Cow invites you to take a walk that challenges your viewing habits and your self-image.
In times of a pandemic, joint walks are very high in popularity. For weeks in spring, they were the only way to experience the public together. At the same time, distance and fresh air keep the risk of infection as low as possible. And yet every encounter also involves risks. It can create understanding, warmth and intimacy, but sometimes also incomprehension and conflict. Encounters can lead to both closeness and distance.
During the festival, we invite artists and audiences to encounter each other on 1:1 walks, thus offering all those who are not yet drawn back to the theatre spaces with the opportunity for an immediate exchange. What drives us? In times of physical distancing, the dialogue with an unknown opens new perspectives on our relationships.
How do we bear something that is unbearable? How do we change something that we cannot change all by ourselves? And how do we become something that we are not?
Soya the Cow attempts the impossible. As a species-fluid, vegan drag cow she stands for love, freedom and climate justice for all living beings. With strong arguments and moving songs she challenges the self-image of humankind as the centre of the universe, to which all non-human beings are subordinated. Deeply rooted in the fundamental discomfort of a single individual, Soya transcends human limitations. She is pop star and healer, activist and clown, present and future.
Daniel Hellmann's new solo performance is carried by the power and ridiculousness of his cow- shaped desire to change the world. Dear Human Animals uses the theatre space for the experience and reflection of transformative action.
Soya the Cow will perform at the Human Rights Film Festival in Zürich. Soya will highlight the links between human rights and animal rights during her concert performance, advocating for the liberation of everybody. The performance takes place at Kosmos Club.
Oyoun is launching “Kind & Cone”, a multilingual programme for children and their parents. We want to challenge what’s perceived as the norm and rather celebrate the beauty of diversity, inspire a love for imagination while promoting what’s different in a rather positive and empowering way. Soya the Cow will host one workshop / story hour for young children and imagine with them a world where all animals are respected and treated with kindness.
On 15 May 2021 something unprecedented will take place! More than 20 German and international animal rights organisations, groups and initiatives are mobilising for the longest planned human chain for animal rights ever. The chain will form around the Binnenalster and will then turn into a protest march that leads to the beautiful open-air stage in Hamburg's Stadtpark, where Soya the Cow will perform and sing in front of thousands of activists.
A protest from Kreuzlingen to Konstanz across the Swiss-German border and a celebration for all animals. Soya the Cow will march with her human and non-human allies and sing her songs on the stage of Augustinerplatz in the heart of Konstanz.