Animal rights, climate activism, music and queer feminism – spiced up with a good dose of drag: that’s Soya the Cow. The alter-ego of performance artist, musician and activist Daniel Hellmann, who lives in Zürich and Berlin, blurs the boundaries between male and female, human and cow, and manages the balancing act between a serious desire to change the world and a humorous sense of lightness. After appearing at animal rights and climate protests, in theatres and art festivals, and most recently on The Voice of Germany, the singing drag cow shows up in Birmingham with a musical program full of emotional songs and surprising storytelling 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.
Soya the Cow performs twice for Fierce, first in an intimate concert as part of B:Music’s Musical Meetup series at Symphony Hall on Wednesday 12th October, 11am. Secondly Soya performs at Club Fierce: The Ho Down – really not to be missed!