02 Jun Roy Assaf on ‘Girls & Boys’
ON THE 18TH, 19TH AND 20TH JUNE 2021, ŻFINMALTA PREMIERES ‘GIRLS & BOYS’ AT PJAZZA TEATRU RJAL.
Choreographer Roy Assaf tells us more …
What is that you most love about dance?
How did you arrive at the creation of this work, Girls & Boys?
Girls was the first in the series, and it was arrived at quite innocently — no agenda, no idea what form it might take, just myself and five female dancers in a studio. Only during the process did it become apparent that we were dealing with gender, and the name Girls entered the picture. One year after Girls, it was inevitable; I had to enter the studio with five male dancers to create a distinct yet very much related work, Boys. Of course, the ongoing curiosity was to discover what would happen when Girls and Boys met on one stage, and in what ways these two companions or siblings would become a whole, something greater and different than the sum of their parts.
What do you hope audiences will take away from this work?
An awareness or a questioning of their contribution in helping to sustain the status quo of gender roles, and the courage to change it.
Can you describe the performance in one sentence?
Girls & Boys – endless years of brainwashing
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