Drag Competition At Harpa Tonight

Published August 8, 2012

The time has come again for the Icelandic Drag Competition, which will be held tonight at Harpa.
The competition has actually been running for 15 years now. As competition organiser Georg Erlingsson Merritt told Grapevine, “People are realising today that it basically is an art performance. People didn’t know that much about it and just thought contestants were just getting on stage, not prepared, and miming to their favourite song. But people are registering today that it takes a lot of time and preparation to make your acts really good. They people are really putting it on the line to do their best and get the most out of it.”
Harpa has now put tickets on sale, touting the event through historical reference:

Drag is probably the oldest form of theater in the world and emerged from that era where women were denied access to the emerging field of theater, which made it easier for all female roles in plays to be played by men. Today, men and women compete to become King and Queen of Iceland each year.

The competition starts at 21:00 and lasts about two hours. Tickets are 2,800 ISK.



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