Artistic director: Michèle Murray
Artistic collaboration: Maya Brosch
Performers: Maya Brosch, Lorenzo Dallai, Michèle Murray, Karl Paquemar, Diane Peltier
Texts: the performers
Music: Groove Armada
Lights: Lutz Lange
Duration: 45 minutes
Photos: Cris Brégeon Cathy Peylan ©
Premiere: Festival Automne en Normandie 2007 – Body politics and identity
Supported by the Espace Bernard Glandier Montpellier, Centre National de la Danse Paris and Réseau en Scène
The performance “KINGS AND QUEENS” refers to masculine and feminine roles played on a daily basis, with the final goal being a new sophisticated and irreverent species whose identity and sexual boundaries become fluid.
These new heroes are part of our contemporary idols, along with rock, fashion and dance stars.
The performance is choreographed like a chess game, and each action or simple sentence is like a piece of the chess set. Popular references to slogans, song texts or historic speeches exist alongside more elitist references from the ballet or contemporary dance world. The discrepancy created by juxtaposing these various elements produces comical situations while questioning notions of gender categorization, be they spectacular, identity, social or sexual.