The Montagues

The Capulets

The Nurse and the Brats

Chicken Entertainment at the Party

More Chicken Entertainment at the Party

The Two Young Lovers

The Two Young Lovers

The Two Young Lovers

Death of Mercutio and Tybalt

Death of Romeo and Juliet

The Musicians


Photo: Gunnar H Stening
© SU-EN Butoh Company


The Chicken Project

Performed at Brush up your Shakespeare festival at Regina theatre, Uppsala, Dec 4, 2007

Romeo and Juliet in a chicken house… in a world full of conflicts, love can still bloom and show us a way for a possible peaceful world.

The performance is part of The Chicken Project – a piece in chaos. Chicken ballet is mixed with chicken actions and music. The text is freely based on the original story by Shakespeare.

Idea, choreography, direction and text: SU-EN
Storyteller and song: Annika Eliasson Frick
Lute: Jan Johansson
Chicken keepers: Eva Björkman and SU-EN

Chicken participants: From SU-EN Butoh Company: Caroline Lundblad, Anna Bralkowska (Poland), Lina Palmgren, Frida Larsson, Irina Anufrieva (Belarus) –  Workshop participants: Varunée Lundström, Marie Gavois, Tora Balslev Jespersen (Danmark), Simona Orinska (Latvia), Celine Smith (France / UK)

Music: Parts from Sergei Prokofievs ballet Romeo and Juliet, lute songs by John Dowland

Construction of Chicken house: Silvio Trevizan
Sound and light: Erik Nordenstrand
Costume and hair: SU-EN and the group
Hats: Viola Germain

Duration: 48 min

Representatives from Animal Right Group participated and gave
out information.

The Chicken Project is a long term project including performances, actions and films to investigate the relation between human beings and animals. Se other Chicken events on our web!

Thanks to: Studiefrämjandet, ULB Uppsala, Riksteatern Uppsala Region, Swedish Arts Council, City of Uppsala, Cultural Affairs Board and Reginateatern

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