Following the performance, we would like to invite you to an audience talk with the participating artists. Duration: approx. 20 min.
KINGX & QWEENS is a powerful, boundary-pushing dance piece that takes the audience into new dimensions of physicality and movement. It asks: What is a perfect life, a perfect body, a perfect heritage? What stops us from realizing our full potential?
Joseph can’t walk without crutches – but when he dances, he seems to literally be flying. Maartje is small and delicate – but strong enough to climb the tallest trees, and Future doesn’t have much money – but a voice that turns the world around him into music. They are all proof that everyone wears their own personal crown, like kings and queens, in the lives they lead.
In this piece, the team deals with their own African, Indonesian, Iraqi and European backgrounds and the colonial history connected with them. In this way, they aim to allay fears and break down prejudices and propose alternative images of and attitudes towards people with different bodies and backgrounds.
Concept & Choreography: Corinne Eckenstein
Dancers: Maartje Pasman (NL), Futurelove Sibanda (ZW), Joseph Tebandeke (UG)
Music: Karrar Alsaedi
Set: Hannes Röbisch & Corinne Eckenstein
Stage assistant: Luka Bosse
Costumes: Kareem Aladhami
Visuals: Luciana Bencivenga
Outside Eye: Livia Patrizi / TANZKOMPLIZEN
Assistant: Sophie Freimüller
“…thrilling, brilliant, acrobatic, and emotionally and physically moving dance theater performance KINGX & QWEENS in Dschungel Wien. The stands full of youngsters who are enthralled for the entire 1¼ hours and give (almost) never-ending applause at the end.”
KiJuKU online Plattform / Heinz Wagner
Coproduced by Dschungel Wien & UNUSUAL BEINGS & Dance Revolution East Africa. A project in cooperation with ConnectUp, supported by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.
The guest performance is supported by Österreichische Kulturforum and is realized in cooperation with Theater an der Parkaue.