Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys
An exciting and entertaining dance piece for both adults and kids above the age of six, about how girls and boys relate to colors and to others genders.
A sofa, popcorn, house plants. Two women and two men put on morphsuits, turn on the music and a fog machine and start to dance. The choreography – a blend of figures, styles and pairs – becomes wilder and wilder, depicting a game with roles of gender. At some point the audience is asked – or rather, challenged. The result: loud participation and, ultimately, an on-stage explosion of imagination. The piece by Swiss choreographer Tabea Martin is a wonderful dance piece about how children feel about being a boy or a girl. Using conversations she conducted with kids, Martin has created a piece about clichés, prejudices and the breadth of possibility. It stimulates – with a lot of fun – children over the age of six (and their parents) to get involved and to think, and does so with skilled performances and without succumbing to the didacticism of children’s theater.