CALYPSO – since 1988 on 364 days a year, two shows a day. Each show an audience of Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Indonesian, European, American nationalities.
Different languages, religions, traditions, attitudes, mentalities at CALYPSO. An impact, at times a clash of cultural weight is unavoidable. CALYPSO’s female performers are transgender people, born as boys, morphed by their genuine need to live as a female, to look like a woman.
Transgender shows in general impress with look-alike performances, personnel lavishly decked with costumes, feathers, sequins.
The individual human being disappears under the spell of decor and effect. CALYPSO’s history is the constant effort to free us from that stereotype, to fill the stage with rigorously trained and educated, spirited free bodies and minds, with beauty and excitement of individual talents for music, rhythm and dance – never catering to cliched expectations what and how a show should be. Passionately fighting prejudices with that purebred CALYPSO-mantra of quality: class, style and taste.
CALYPSO-performers are THAI TRANSGENDER ARTISTS. What we do on stage is unique. We do not just dance, do not just parade costumes and decorations. Our presence on stage is a SHOW OF INDIVIDUAL TALENTS, a whole language by its own.
We lip-sync through 16 various performances, ranging from all-time favourite classics to up-beat and in-trend show tunes, suitable to open-minded audiences of all ages and nationalities.
We engage BODY AND SOUL to this production and it has nothing and yet everything to do with being TRANSGENDER, because of who we are and what we do, is only what we, CALYPSO, can do.