Erika Ta Strofe
Electronic / house night.
Drag pop-ups + Go-go dancers.
QUEER SAUNA is an electronic party inspired by the Berlin scene, with a firm focus on high quality music.
The coming TECHDISKO will have its center of gravity in jacking house, with frequent escapades into other electronic genres such as tribal, tech house & techno. A tweaked and animated edition of the well visited Klubb Q/HERRESAUNA and Elsker/QUEER SAUNA Klubnacht the earlier months.
As we seek to create a safe space for free expression of queer gender and sexuality, the party will be keep somewhat exclusive. All sexualities and orientations are welcome, but a queer mindset is encouraged. We therefore reserve the right to select at our own discretion the clubbers who will be allowed to enter the sauna. If we reject you, we ask that you utilize the rest of Elsker that night which should still be available to you.
Body-positivity and sex-positivity! We have a darkroom.
What happens in the sauna shall as always stay in the sauna. No camera use allowed.
You can come as you are, but self-expression is encouraged for easy selection at the entrance and to preserve and promote the vibe of the party.
Erika Ta Strofe.
Approx. 23:30, 01:00, 02:00.
Don Carl (Resident)
23.00 - 03.00
Curator: Dancer and performer Cassie Brødskive (Princessilicious.)
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> ERIKA TA STROFE is nowadays an Oslo-based drag artist who originally drag debuted in the city of Trondheim. Erika has already obtained broad experience in the trade, inter alia with performances together with legendary Norwegian groups Queentastic and The Great Garlic Girls. Erika has also done warm ups for Derrick Barry and Bob The Drag Queen of RuPaul's Drag Race season eight, the latter of which won that season. She is a regular on the Oslo drag scene and performs on different prides around the country.
Erika is versatile, intense and shocking, at the same time conveying her sensual energy to the public in her flirtatious manner.
In three words, Erika represents Glitter, Glam and Gore!
> DON CARL is resident DJ at Underground Club and QUEER SAUNA, as well as an affiliate of the Technokjeller DJ-team.
He has been featured by Oslo hosts and parties like Grunerløkka Alternatives, Aftenrøde, Mind The Gap - and the renowned Technokjeller, on venues such as Hausmania, Oslo Camping, Påfuglen, Klubb Q and Elsker, as well as occasionally on the Spanish queer scene, where he also DJ debuted. His sample-based, hard hitting and high pace house has filled may dance floors in and out of Norway.
A part from his stamina and mixing style, his track selection is what truly stands out. What may seem eclectic on first sight, is a well-curated mix of electronic gems. When mixing, Don Carl seeks for repetitive and danceable samples, as well as sweet spots between tracks that are connected not by genre but vibe and style. It’s the dancefloors that taught this DJ his empathy and intuition for the sounds that make a crowd vibrate. A close follower of significant artists on the Berlin music scene such as Héctor Oaks, Marcel Dettmann and Etapp Kyle, his electronic sets are carefully spiced with energetic tech house and jacking grooves.
> CASSIE BRØDSKIVE is a seasoned and experienced dancer, drag artist with a dance degree from the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo (Kunsthøyskolen). Cassie is a reputable name on the national drag scene and has, over the years, been involved in a substantial number of dance and drag projects, inter alia as a 6 year member of the drag ensemble Princessilicious and as founder of Draglaboratoriet. She has acted repeatedly on most of the relevant scenes in the country and is a staple artist inter alia at renowned queer club Elsker.
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Please be mindful that QUEER SAUNA is a QUEER party. If you are not part of the LGBTQIA+ community, you are a guest. We therefore ask you to behave like one.
Furthermore, we are partying together, so please be mindful of each other. Three magical words; CONSENT. IS. SEXY. Nevertheless; if you see or experience any unwanted attention, contact, harassment or behavior of any kind that makes you uncomfortable, please speak out and notify the staff immediately.
The security staff is trained to remove individuals engaging in any form of:
* Sexual harassment
* Acts of aggression
* Religious bigotry
...or hatred and discrimination of any kind.
We stand with all those who demand complete freedom from hatred and harassment on the club scene, in parties and venues.
Lastly we would like to ask you to be responsible and party safely. Look after and take care of oneanother.
The Queer Sauna Team