Peaches + Clusterfuck Process

With generous support – Prozessförderung – from the #TakeHeart of Fonds Darstellende Künste in the context of NEUSTART KULTUR – Peaches and Clusterfuck were involved in an intensive process during the Autumn of 2022 to learn from each others’ practices and deepen our knowledge of our work together. Thanks to Callie’s for the space.

Transart Festival Bolzano

Photo: Tiberio Sorvillo


TRANSART is one of the most important contemporary art festivals on the national scene.

TRANSART is a multidisciplinary festival, which involves its audience in the exciting exploration of new contemporary frontiers, through a multiplicity of expressive languages and their innovations: from classical to electronic music, from figurative arts to performance, and from cinema to new digital technologies.

TRANSART is a popular festival that has been making waves in the Trentino Alto Adige area for more than twenty years.

Starting in Bolzano, the nerve center of the festival, events take place across the region, from north to south, creating a contemporary, inter-regional, and cross-border platform.

IIn Cranky Pants, Peaches explores new material with the post-contemporary movement collective Clusterfuck as a means of reclaiming social space. Together Peaches and Clusterfuck push boundaries discovering new relationships of live bodies in group context. They move as one slow sensual entangled sculptural organism transferring otherworldly states of rapture; then abruptly shift to the mechanical precision, intricate detail, and high power of the club machine. As they investigate the reintegration of performer and audience interaction, Peaches and Clusterfuck also confront and negotiate the ego generated between performers themselves. A fabulous assemblage of uniquely queer bodies, they draw on their individual disciplines in performance; yet they remain always synchronized, unified, raw, and present.

Photo: Tiberio Sorvillo

Theres Only One Peach with a Hole in the Middle

Photo above: Aris Akritidis for INFRINGE | Photo in header: Lydia Daniller

For the PEACHES epic stage revue “There’s Only One Peach with the Hole in the Middle” HYENAZ directed and choreographed the nine person dance group CLUSTERFUCK. The ensemble comprised artists Adrienne Teicher, Mad Kate, Federica Dauri, Jao Moon, TRAUKO, Ginger Synne, Lori Baldwin, Bishop Black and Martini Cherry Furter.

Performances at Kampnagel, Hamburg, Royal Festival Hall, London, Musikhuset Aarhus and Volksbühne, Berlin in 2019

Peaches IMA 2019

Deutsche Oper | Ambushed from Behind: Don Quichotte

Photo Credit Deutsche Oper

DON QUICHOTTE is based on the international literary classic exploring the visionary power of dreams and the utopia of creating fantasy worlds while being defeated by the harsh realities of life. It is both a grand tale dealing with the ageing process and a weird and wonderful adventure novel packed with deadpan humour. Jules Massenet transferred the novel to the stage, composing an opera that premiered in Monte Carlo in 1910. Peaches has now produced her own, wholly feminine take on the opera material.

In this season’s final event in the AMBUSHED FROM BEHIND series Peaches combines her own music with excerpts from the opera. Her singing is accompanied by three laser harps and musicians from the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper. She is flanked by two singers from the Deutsche Oper ensemble in the form of Amber Fasquelle as Dulchinée and Ronnita Miller as a feminine “Donna Quichotte” and a raft of other special guests.

‘Ambushed From Behind’ is the late-night series of productions that, in the few years since its inception, has invited guests such as Matthew Herbert, Lydia Lunch, Andrei Koroliov and N.U. Unruh to present works in the Tischlerei. Five operas receiving their premieres on the main stage have been given the Off-commentary treatment in projects incorporating members of the Deutsche Oper Berlin ensemble. This successful series of one-off evening performances continued in 2018/2019 with more special guests from the worlds of pop, rock, avant-garde and visual arts. Events also featured Black Cracker, Tielsie and Frank Bretschneider among other artists. The series was curated and developed by composer and director Alexandra Holtsch. The AMBUSHED response to DON QUICHOTTE in collaboration with Peaches is her final production. After three successful years Holtsch is now handing the reins to musician and curator Elia Rediger.

HYENAZ choreographed a group of ten contemporary dancers named CLUSTERFUCK: Adrienne Teicher, Mad Kate, Federica Dauri, Jao Moon, TRAUKO, Barbara Panther, Ginger Synne, Lori Baldwin, Bishop Black, Martini Cherry Furter