Kings&Queens&Other Bosses

September 6, 2009

A performance for children between 8 and 80 years young.

 

 

 

 

In Kings&Queens&Other Bosses we follow seven characters that all live in the same house. Each one of them believes or is looked at by the others as if he or she is or was the King or Queen of the world, the centre of the universe.  The piece is built around how these seven characters interact with each other, how they put themselves in the centre of attention and how they create misunderstandings and problems for each other or for themselves.
Humoristic with a serious undertone, the piece brings the subject to the surface of how people compose their character, often taking example in the stereotypes of those we idolize.

 

 

 

 

 Kings&Queens&Other Bosses

© Valerii Kiriak

 

 

 

 

Choreography:    Benno Voorham
Dancers:               Alexandra Soshnikova, Daniil Belkin, Denys Pronin, Inna Aslamova,
                              Natalia Borsukova, Olga Braga, Sergei Golovnea
Music:                          John Zorn, James Brown, Henry Purcell
Costumes:                Natalia Muzichenko, Veronica  Yanchits'ka
The performance was created in close collaboration with the dancers.
 
Kings&Queens&Other Bosses was made in August 2009 with a group of seven dancers from the Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. The performance was part of a bigger project with a festival in each of the three countries. Each of the festivals was organised to raise awareness and discuss questions concerning dance with and for children through performances, workshops, lectures and discussions.
 
Touring of Kings&Queens&Other Bosses:
September 2009:                 Minsk (première), Grodno (Belarus) and Chisinau (Moldova)
January/February 2010:   Lviv, Kharkiv, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) and Gomel,
                                              Mozyr, Vitebsk (Belarus).
May 2010:                           Kiev (Ukraine) and Lund (Sweden).
 
The project has made possible thanks to the generous support from the Swedish Institute and the European Cultural Foundation from the Netherlands.
Kings&Queens&Other Bosses is produced by LAVA-Dansproduktion, Stockholm.

 

 

 

 

Benno Voorham

Benno Voorham

Choreographer

Stockholm, Sweden

Alexandra Soshnicova

Alexandra Soshnicova

Dancer

Chisinau, Moldova

Daniil Belkin

Daniil Belkin

Dancer

Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Denys Pronin

Denys Pronin

Dancer

Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Inna Aslamova

Inna Aslamova

Dancer

Gomel, Belarus

Natalia Borsukova

Natalia Borsukova

Dancer

Gomel, Belarus

Olga Braga

Olga Braga

Dancer

Chisinau, Moldova

Sergei Golovnea

Sergei Golovnea

Dancer

Chisinau, Moldova